The Portland Trail Blazers have won four of their last six road games.
Lillard was asked what his prediction was in the series against the Warriors by Blazers local TV partner CSN Northwest. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 107.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting.
Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers have their hands full in the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs.
I'm making my pick assuming that Nurkic is going to play in this game, as he says he's just waiting to be cleared and feels he's ready. The Trail Blazers sat a total of five players Monday night due to injury.
Since Steve Kerr took over as head coach in 2014-15, the Warriors swept the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round of the 2015 playoffs and went five games with the Houston Rockets in 2016's initial pairing. The leader of the Trail Blazers not only showed during their last 5 games that they deserved to be in the playoffs, but he also gave a reminder to the rest of the National Basketball Association that "Dame Time" is still alive.
Steve Fisher retires: 'San Diego State is my legacy'
In 2011, Fisher was awarded the Naismith College Coach of the Year, and in 2015, the Wooden Legends of Coaching Award. This season, the Aztecs went 19-14 in the Mountain West but didn't make a tournament for the first time since 2005.
In an interview after the Blazers' final game of the regular season, Damian Lillard was asked about his thoughts on the Portland-Golden State matchup.
The Blazers are now underdogs against a Warriors team that boasts Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
San Antonio gave the Warriors the most trouble this season, winning two of their three regular season matchups in two landslide victories. The series was actually closer than the statistics show.
The Warriors begin their march toward a third straight NBA Finals on Sunday, and the first team on the road is the Trail Blazers.
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