The NBA Western Conference Final between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers begins on Tuesday at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Warriors star Kevin Durant will miss game 1, due to his strained right calf, and he will be reevaluated on Thursday. For the Blazers, they had their own share of dramatics beating the Nuggets 100-96 in Denver. The Blazers backcourt came up big, CJ McCollum scored 37 points, and Damien Lillard hit 2 big three pointers at the end. They are now going to their first conference final since 2000.