On May 19, Beijing time, the Blazers lost the warriors at home again and was taken to the match point. Trailblazer star Damian Lillard didn't feel well in this battle, only 5 out of 18 shots got 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
The day before yesterday in the bay area, the Blazers once held a good situation in the first half, only a little slack in the third quarter, they were chased up by the warriors and eventually reversed. This also requires the Portland people to keep their attention at all times when they come back to the home court, so that they can avoid falling into a dead end.
As the leader of the pioneers, Lillard naturally set an example first. As soon as the game came up, Li showed a tough attitude. First, he opened the scoring account for the team with a super long three points while the warriors were not stable. Then he immediately changed his strategy and began to use his personal ability to attack the basket frequently and steadily increase points with free throws.
Although with the deepening of the game, Lillard once again fell into the guard of the warriors and did little in the second quarter, but with the excellent performance of the substitutes, the Blazers still firmly occupied the initiative in the first half as the G2. After half-time, the Blazers had built up a 13 point lead.
This scene must be familiar to all of you, because in the last game, the Blazers also had a double-digit lead over the warriors in the first half, but in the end, the warriors only took one quarter to catch up and finally staged a reversal. Although in an interview before the game, Lillard had warned the team to keep up their spirits and not allow the warriors any chance to take advantage of it. However, as far as the performance in the second half today was concerned, they obviously failed to learn from the last defeat. The two sides changed sides to fight again, and the pioneers suddenly lost their fire. In the third quarter, only a poor 13 points were paid in. On the contrary, the warriors blossomed and climaxed repeatedly. After a wave of 29-13, the warriors copied the magic of G2, and once again filled the double-digit pit with only one section.
At the end of the quarter, the pioneer's attack still did not improve, and the warriors took advantage of the situation to gradually open the score. Although Lillard had not given up his efforts and actively tried to help the team recover from the decline, the warriors' defense was too tight. In the second half of the last quarter, Lillard finally felt the recovery and scored two and three points in a row, but it didn't help.
Another home defeat means that the Blazers are only theoretically possible if they want to pass the warriors. However, as a self-confident Lillard, as long as he can play, he will certainly try his best to fight with his opponents. However, it is one thing to have a heart and another to be able to do it. If he wants to avoid being swept away by the warriors, he will try his best to fight against the warriors, He has to do what he did in the first round against Oklahoma City. At least for now, he hasn't found a breakthrough in the warriors defense.