Never allowing the Trail Blazers to find an offensive rhythm, the Warriors rolled to a 128-103 Game 4 triumph Monday night, completing a sweep of the first-round Western Conference playoff series.
In the next round the Warriors will face either the Los Angeles Clippers or Utah Jazz, whose series was knotted at two games apiece. By the time Jame Michael McAdoo came in for Draymond Green with 7:20 left in the fourth, other than an unimportant Pachulia appearance with three minutes to play the Warriors' starters were done with their first round series against Portland.
Matt Barnes (right ankle/foot sprain), and Shaun Livingston (right index finger sprain) haven't played either and could be out for Game 4.
"That was unbelievable", Mike Brown, standing in as head coach as Steve Kerr battles recurring symptoms related to his back surgery two years ago, said of the first quarter.
"Those guys are still the same, they're still questionable", Brown said Monday.
"He's obviously going through a lot physically and that's first and foremost for him to take care of himself, make sure he's on the road to recovery and feeling like himself".
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Nurkic missed the final seven games of the regular season and the first two playoff games at Golden State because of a nondisplaced fracture in his right leg. "That's who you're going to have to get through to get to where you want to get to". "There was a nice energy to us before the game". The player also missed the last two games against the Blazers.
Seven Hawks scored double figures in points with Paul Millsap leading the way with 19.
Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) passes the ball as Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (13) defends in the second half of an NBA playoff basketball game, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Atlanta. You feel that frustration in letting (Game 3) slip. We've had certain situations all year (and) previous years where players are down and you've got the "next man up" philosophy. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.3 points and six assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 18.3 points and 2.3 rebounds. David West scored 12 points off the bench.
KEEP AN EYE ON: Whether the Raptors keep guard Norman Powell in the starting five.
PRESSURE IS ON: The younger Bucks and how they respond after the Raptors reset the tone of the series the Game 4 slugfest. Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 30 points and paced the Bucks with nine rebounds.