Blazers top Warriors in preseason finale

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OAKLAND, Calif. — After starting the preseason 0-2, the Portland Trail Blazers got on a roll.

Damian Lillard scored 21 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 10 points and 15 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Golden State Warriors 90-74 on Thursday night in the preseason finale for both teams.

Golden State led by 11 early in the third quarter before the Blazers scored 22 straight points. The Warriors missed 17 shots in a row and were held scoreless for more than eight minutes during Portland's run.

Stephen Curry had 17 points and six assists, and Klay Thompson scored 16 points for the Warriors, who blew a double-digit lead for the second straight game. Golden State lost 91-90 at Sacramento on Wednesday night after leading by 17 points in the third quarter.

The Warriors ended the preseason 3-4. Portland won its final five games to finish the preseason 5-2.

Second-year Blazers coach Terry Stotts mixed up his backcourt rotation throughout but leaned on Lillard when it mattered most.

The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year and Oakland native started Portland's 22-point run with a 3-pointer. He made another from beyond the arc to put Portland ahead 76-59 early in the fourth.

Wesley Matthews (irregular heartbeat), C.J. McCollum (fractured left foot) and former California guard Allen Crabbe (stomach flu) all sat out for the Blazers.

TRAIL BLAZERS 90, WARRIORS 74

PORTLAND (90) — Batum 4-10 1-2 10, Aldridge 4-15 8-9 16, Lopez 4-7 3-4 11, Lillard 7-16 4-4 21, Barton 1-9 0-0 2, Williams 3-7 4-4 11, Wright 2-6 2-2 7, Freeland 1-4 0-0 2, Robinson 4-7 2-3 10, Leonard 0-1 0-0 0, Claver 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-83 24-28 90.

GOLDEN STATE (74) — Iguodala 4-7 0-0 9, Speights 4-11 0-0 8, Bogut 2-8 0-0 4, St.Curry 7-22 2-3 17, Thompson 8-20 0-0 16, O’Neal 3-9 0-0 6, Kuzmic 1-1 0-0 2, Nedovic 1-3 3-4 5, Green 0-6 0-0 0, Dedmon 0-2 0-1 0, Douglas 0-4 1-2 1, Bazemore 2-4 2-2 6, Se.Curry 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-97 8-12 74.

Portland 16 25 25 24—90

Golden State 23 25 9 17—74

3-Point Goals—Portland 6-20 (Lillard 3-6, Williams 1-3, Wright 1-4, Batum 1-4, Claver 0-1, Barton 0-2), Golden State 2-15 (Iguodala 1-1, St.Curry 1-5, Douglas 0-1, Nedovic 0-1, Bazemore 0-1, O’Neal 0-1, Green 0-2, Thompson 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Portland 70 (Batum 15), Golden State 56 (Bogut 9). Assists—Portland 24 (Williams 7), Golden State 17 (St.Curry 6). Total Fouls—Portland 15, Golden State 26. Technicals—Portland Coach Stotts. A—18,307 (19,596).