Though the Golden State Warriors ran away from the Portland Trail Blazers, 136-111, the blowout did not detract from what has become a reliably thrilling matchup rivalry. Stephen Curry vs. Damian Lillard is more show than game, a fireworks display disguised as point guard duties as the two launch pull-up jumper after pull-up jumper. These aren’t your classic “pass first,” floor generals, and the game looks no worse for where they’re taking it.
Sunday wasn’t the night that birthed this rivalry, but it certainly aided its gestation. Much like their respective careers, Curry vs. Lillard is a rivalry on the rise. And much like their respective careers, it’s as compelling as it was unexpected.
Source: Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN
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