Not only did the Trail Blazers cough the ball up for 21 turnovers, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined to shoot 11-of-31 for just 36 points. In the first game against the Trail Blazers, he shot 52.2 percent. The Trail Blazers road that style to a league average defense during the regular season, with a defensive rating of 109.5. They played 11 for key minutes in Game 1 while Portland played nine. The Trail Blazers should rip off Golden State’s defensive blueprint and use it.
Source: Forbes May 15, 2019 10:30 UTC