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111-104. Durant returns to be the stellar leader and winner of Warriors

Forward Kevin Durant was once again the undisputed leader with 28 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three blocks that helped the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-104.

The guard Klay Thompson overcame his inconsistency encestadora and obtained 24 points that left it like second maximum encestador of the Warriors, that followed by third consecutive game without the star base Stephen Curry, low by injury of sprained of right ankle.

Neither did the current league champions power forward Draymond Green, injured in the right shoulder, nor the Georgian center Zaza Pachulia, who missed the second game with a left shoulder injury.

The victory, the seventh consecutive of the Warriors (22-6), consolidates them in second place in the Western Conference and third in the league, second only to the Houston Rockets and the Boston Celtics.

The Damian Lilliard base shined in the individual game to score 39 points, including five triples, which left him with the best record so far this season and leader of the Trail Blazers (13-13), who lost the fifth consecutive game.

While the guard C.J.McCollum achieved 21 points and was the second highest scorer of the Portland team that had only three players with double-digit numbers.

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