OAKLAND, Calif. -- A few thoughts after Game 1 of Portland's Western Conference semi-final matchup against Golden State.
OAKLAND -- The Trail Blazers must shoot the ball better to have any chance against the potent Warriors.
It's pretty obvious that Portland's shooting must improve to have a chance against Golden State.
The Trail Blazers have been fortunate this season -- but they've taken full advantage of their good fortune.
Trail Blazers took more than three quarters of the game to take charge but posted a 108-98 win and take a 3-2 series lead in their first-round series.