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Blazers fall in preseason finale to Warriors, 131-98

Blazers finish 1-4 in preseason

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Shaedon Sharpe (17) drives to the basket against Golden State Warriors forward Anthony Lamb (40) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Shaedon Sharpe (17) drives to the basket against Golden State Warriors forward Anthony Lamb (40) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. V??squez) Photo Gallery

SAN FRANCISCO — JaMychal Green and Moses Moody scored 20 points apiece as a team of Golden State reserves dominated the Portland Trail Blazers 131-98 Tuesday night in the Blazers’ preseason finale.

Shaedon Sharpe, the seventh overall pick from Kentucky, led Portland with 17 points on 7 of 19 shooting.

Jusuf Nurkic finished with 16 points. Anfernee Simons had 12. Blazers star guard Damian Lillard sat out the final preseason game.

Portland finished preseason 1-4 with its only win coming against Israel’s Maccabi Ra’anana.

The Blazers open the regular season on Oct. 19 at the Sacramento Kings.

The Warriors’ James Wiseman, coming back after missing last season with a right knee injury, had 18 points and seven rebounds in 18 minutes. He made 6 of 8 from the field.

Green was 8 of 10 from the field, including missing only one of his five shots from outside the arc.

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins were among the key Warriors sitting out before Friday’s preseason finale against Denver. Draymond Green remained away from the team after he punched Poole during practice last week.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the game that Green would return to practice on Thursday and not be suspended. He expects the defensive mainstay to play in Friday’s preseason finale, and on opening night.

Kerr said Green was fined an unspecified amount.

“We feel like this is the best way, after assessing everything, for us to move forward,” Kerr said, adding: “This is the biggest crisis that we’ve ever had since I’ve been coach here. It’s really serious stuff.”

Donte DiVincenzo, who started with the stars sitting, had 10 assists.

WARRIORS 131, TRAIL BLAZERS 98

PORTLAND (98) — Grant 4-12 0-1 9, Hart 1-3 1-2 3, Nurkic 2-6 12-14 16, Johnson 1-8 2-4 4, Simons 4-10 2-3 12, Brown III 1-2 4-5 6, Walker 2-3 0-0 5, Watford 1-1 0-0 2, Eubanks 0-1 0-0 0, Rhoden 4-4 0-0 10, Little 3-8 2-2 9, Sarr 1-1 0-0 2, Miller 1-5 1-2 3, Sharpe 7-19 3-4 17. Totals 32-83 27-37 98.

GOLDEN STATE (131) — J.Green 8-10 0-0 20, Kuminga 3-9 3-4 10, Wiseman 6-8 6-7 18, DiVincenzo 0-4 2-2 2, Moody 6-12 5-6 20, Baldwin Jr. 1-6 3-3 6, Lamb 3-4 0-0 8, Jerome 2-5 0-0 6, Quinones 3-6 0-0 7, Robinson 2-5 2-2 7, Rollins 5-7 1-2 12, Spencer 5-9 0-0 11, Weatherspoon 2-7 0-0 4. Totals 46-92 22-26 131.

Portland 34 22 15 27 98
Golden State 35 33 35 28 131

3-Point Goals—Portland 7-25 (Rhoden 2-2, Simons 2-5, Walker 1-1, Little 1-3, Grant 1-5, Miller 0-1, Nurkic 0-1, Sharpe 0-3, Johnson 0-4), Golden State 17-42 (J.Green 4-5, Moody 3-6, Lamb 2-3, Jerome 2-5, Robinson 1-2, Rollins 1-2, Spencer 1-2, Quinones 1-3, Baldwin Jr. 1-4, Kuminga 1-5, Weatherspoon 0-1, DiVincenzo 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Portland 43 (Hart 8), Golden State 49 (J.Green 8). Assists—Portland 18 (Johnson 5), Golden State 32 (DiVincenzo 10). Total Fouls—Portland 23, Golden State 28. A—18,064 (18,064).

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