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Trail Blazers vs. Warriors: How the teams match up in the Western Conference semifinals

Trail Blazers vs. Warriors: How the teams match up in the Western Conference semifinals

1. Golden State

First round: defeated Houston, 4-1.

5. Portland

First round: defeated the Clippers, 4-2.

Season series: Warriors, 3-1

Key stats: Even with Stephen Curry missing Games 4 and 5 in the opening round, the Warriors won those two games by an average of 30 points per game to eliminate Houston, showing that they have a lot more going for them than just Curry. Damian Lillard hit the Warriors for an average of 36.5 points and 6.5 assists per game in the four regular-season encounters.

Outlook: Every conversation will eventually veer back to Curry and when his...

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