The Portland Trail Blazers find themselves in a familiar position as the underdog yet again in these NBA Playoffs, this time against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Aside from LeBron James’ 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors have looked pretty much unbeatable. So, how could Portland knock off Golden State? A panel of ESPN writers gave their takes on what has to go right:
5. If the Blazers win this series, how did they do it?
Young: The Warriors will likely deploy a trapping and blitzing approach to Lillard, so it will be on McCollum to cook against Thompson.