Honorable Mention: November 4th vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Having lost three straight games prior, the Warriors looked to have a bounce-back game versus the visiting Portland Trail Blazers. With Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and D’Angelo Russell all out of the lineup, the team needed someone else to step up.
The one to do so would be rookie second-round draft choice Eric Paschall, who had the best game of his short career that night. Paschall scored 34 points and snagged 13 rebounds, both team-highs for Golden State.
Paschall was not the only Golden State player that performed well on the night, however, as five other players for Golden State finished scoring in double digits.
Rookies Jordan Poole and Ky Bowman impacted the game positively with their opportunity in the starting lineup as Bowman scored 19 and Poole 16. Willie Cauley-Stein finished as the fourth starter to score in double figures with 10 points.
Damion Lee and former member of the Warriors Alec Burks impressed off the bench as they scored a combined 31. Lee finished with a bench high 18 points, and Burks followed with 13 points of his own.
The Warriors held off Damian Lillard‘s 39 points along with Hassan Whiteside‘s 22 and secured a 127-118 victory. Although the story of the night was Eric Paschall’s big game, it was an all-around spectacular night from the Warriors.