What we learned as Steph’s second-half surge leads Dubs’ comeback win

What we learned as Steph’s second-half surge leads Dubs’ comeback win originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO – The Warriors went three days without a game, yet struggled to find any kind of energy or semblance in the first half Wednesday before pulling off a 110-106 comeback win against the Portland Trail Blazers at Chase Center.

Turnovers put the Warriors into an ugly hole early on. They had only nine assists but 10 turnovers for 13 Blazers points in the first half. Through three quarters, the Warriors dished just 12 assists but had committed 15 turnovers that turned into 23 points for the Blazers. The Warriors finally cleaned up their mistakes in the fourth quarter for a needed win.

They tallied eight assists to two turnovers, neither of which led to points for Portland, over the final 12 minutes.

Steph Curry started slow before heating up and scoring a game-high 31 points. Draymond Green, 10 points and 10 rebounds, earned his first double-double of the season and was one assist shy of a triple-double.

But Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins struggled mightily, combining to score 20 points on 6-of-25 shooting.

The Warriors also held a 16-point advantage on free throws, going 28 of 33, compared to the Blazers being 12 of 16.

Here are three takeaways from the Warriors improving to 10-11 on the season.

Second-half Steph

Curry was ice-cold headed to the locker room at halftime, going 1-of-8 shooting and 1 of 6 on 3s through the first two quarters for nine points. Getting virtually no help from his backcourt mate didn’t make matters any easier. Thompson missed all five of his first-half shot attempts and failed to make any of his four 3-point attempts.

But at least Curry brought some heat to a rainy San Francisco night in the second half, starting in the third quarter. That’s when Curry scored 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting, doing all he could to get the crowd going. All of the sudden, Curry was up to 26 points.

In the final 10 seconds of regulation, Curry sent the Blazers home thanks to a dagger of a shot beyond the arc.

Curry scored 22 of his 31 points in the second half, shooting 7 of 10 from the field…


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Publish date : 2023-12-07 05:44:33

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