The good news for the Portland Trail Blazers was that Steph Curry didn't break the all-time made 3-pointers record Wednesday night at Golden State.
The bad news is the solid defense effort for the Blazers didn't amount to a win as the Warriors still won 104-94.
Down Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Anfernee Simons, Cody Zeller and Nassir Little for the second half, a 10-point loss isn't the desired outcome obviously, but there was fight from the patch-work Blazers (11-15).
Curry finished the night with 22 points to lead the Warriors (21-4) behind 6 for 17 shooting from deep, meanwhile Normal Powell was the game's leading scorer with 26 points.
Despite keeping things close all night, the Warriors largest lead was 16, the Blazers could never get over the hump as Golden State led wire-to-wire for the win.
Little helped keep the Blazers alive the most though as he finished with 18 points, six rebounds and one highlight-worthy block of Juan Toscano-Andersor. However, Little wouldn't finish the game with a left calf cramp.
Let's all take a moment for this Nas block pic.twitter.com/IORtTCJ2y7— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) December 9, 2021
The loss also drops Portland to 1-11 on the road this season, tied with the Houston Rockets for the worst road record.
Luckily for the banged-up Blazers, they'll have the next three days off to try and rest up and get healthy before hosting Minnesota at 6 p.m. Sunday.
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