On May 19, Beijing time, the Blazers lost to the Warriors at home 99-110, and were awarded the match point of the Western showdown by the opponent. After the game, the pioneer star Damian Lillard attended the press conference as the team representative.
The first three consecutive defeats in the series of four wins in seven games means that there is basically only a theoretical possibility for the Trailblazers to overcome the Warriors. Throughout the history of the playoffs, no team has ever been able to turn against the wind when falling behind 0-3.
"I don't think it will affect our mentality," said Lillard after the match, "But now we need to win the next game first. You know, the next game will be in our home court, which is a good start. For us, it is not the time to think about G5 and G6. We should try to win the next game first, and we believe we can do it."
It is worth mentioning that in the last two games, the Warriors played climax and turned the tide in the third quarter when they were behind by a big score in the first half. In the third quarter of G2, the Warriors won 15 points in a single quarter to equalise the score, while in this battle, the Warriors won 16 points in the third quarter to reverse the score.
"We need to unite in a difficult situation," said Lillard, "We should always keep a clear head, and never panic when the other side is playing high tide. In G2, the other side once played a wave of offensive to reverse the score, and we also responded to the opponent at the end of the quarter and exceeded the score, but at the last moment, we let a victory slip away, and tonight, they obviously played a wave of high tide. You know, play with them Once you can't control the situation, the victory will be far away from you. "
Caught in the fierce defense of the Warriors, Lillard did not perform well in this battle. He only hit 5 balls with 18 shots in the sports war. After the game, Lillard admitted that he was tired today under the pressure of the Warriors' high intensity defense.
"Everyone is tired today," said Lillard, "This is the third round of the playoffs of a long season. In the last round of the series, I was given priority care by my opponent, and this round is no exception. It takes a lot of effort to deal with these problems, and at the same time, you have to keep up with your opponent on the defensive side. Everyone is working hard tonight, and personally, although I feel good before the game, I feel I can be peaceful I usually play for 40 minutes, but after a game, my body still feels very tired. "
At 9:00 a.m. Beijing time the day after tomorrow, the fourth round of the Western showdown between the Warriors and the Trailblazers will continue to be held in Portland. If the Trailblazers want to win back a city in G4, Lillard's excellent performance is absolutely necessary.