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Live NBA updates: Warriors vs. Blazers on Friday night

Portland Trail Blazers defender Damian Lillard hits a 3-point shot over Golden State Warriors guardant Draymond Green during the archetypal half of an NBA handbasketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Live NBA updates: Warriors vs. Blazers on Friday night
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  • Portland Trail Blazers defender Damian Lillard hits a 3-point shot over Golden State Warriors guardant Draymond Green during the archetypal half of an NBA handbasketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

  • Golden State Warriors guardant Kevin Durant drives to the handbasket on Portland Trail Blazers guardant Evan Turner during the archetypal half of an NBA handbasketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

  • Golden State Warriors guardant Kevin Durant passes the ball down Portland Trail Blazers guardant Maurice Harkless during the archetypal half of an NBA handbasketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

  • Golden State Warriors guardant Kevin Durant, right, shoots the ball over Portland Trail Blazers guardant Ed Davis (17) and guardant Evan Turner during the archetypal half of an NBA handbasketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

  • Golden State Warriors guardant Kevin Durant hits a shot over Portland Trail Blazers guardant Evan Turner during the archetypal half of an NBA handbasketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

  • Golden State Warriors defender Klay Thompson drives to the handbasket against Portland Trail Blazers defender Damian Lillard during the 2nd half of an NBA handbasketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 9, 2018. The Blazers won 125-108. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

  • Golden State Warriors guardant Kevin Durant, rear, loses power of the ball as he drives to the handbasket on Portland Trail Blazers guardant Al-Farouq Aminu during the archetypal half of an NBA handbasketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

  • Golden State Warriors guardant Draymond Green dunks against the Portland Trail Blazers during the archetypal half of an NBA handbasketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

  • Golden State Warriors defender Klay Thompson drives to the handbasket on Portland Trail Blazers defender CJ McCollum during the archetypal half of an NBA handbasketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

  • Golden State Warriors guardant Kevin Durant reacts after hitting a shot to give the Golden State Warriors a lead during the 2nd half of an NBA handbasketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 9, 2018. The Blazers won 125-108. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

  • Golden State Warriors guardant Kevin Durant reacts to being called for a foul late in the 2nd half of the team's NBA handbasketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 9, 2018. The Blazers won 125-108.(AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

  • Portland Trail Blazers defender Damian Lillard looks over at the Golden State Warriors bench after hitting a 3-point shot late in the 2nd half of an NBA handbasketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 9, 2018. The Blazers won 125-108. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

  • Golden State Warriors guardant Kevin Durant is fouled by Portland Trail Blazers guardant Ed Davis during the 2nd half of an NBA handbasketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 9, 2018. The Blazers won 125-108. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

  • Portland Trail Blazers defenders CJ McCollum, left, and Damian Lillard react after McCollum hit a 3-point shot during the 2nd half of the team's NBA handbasketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 9, 2018. The Blazers won 125-108. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

  • Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr yells to his team during the 2nd half of an NBA handbasketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Friday, March 9, 2018. The Blazers won 125-108. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

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Expand By Jon Becker | jbecker@bayareanewsgroup.com | PUBLISHED: March 9, 2018 at 5:51 pm | UPDATED: March 9, 2018 at 10:18 pm

Get live updates, news and analysis on Friday at 7 when the Warriors play the Blazers in Portland in a tough back-to-back without star Stephen Curry.

The Warriors (51-14) will try to avenge a 123-117 loss in Portland right before the All-Star break that featured Damian Lillard’s 44-point explosion. It’s the last time the Warriors have lost as they enter Friday’s game on a seven-game winning streak.

However, the Blazers (39-26) have won eight straight games, beginning with their Valentine’s Day win over the Warriors. Portland last played on Tuesday when it smoked the New York Knicks 111-87 down 37 points from Lillard, who’s averaging 35.4 points in his last 10 games.

Making matters worse for the Warriors, they are coming off a grind-it-out 110-107 win over the Spurs on Thursday night. Kevin Durant scored a game-high 37 points, including 14 straight points to essentially win the game late for Golden State.

The Warriors may also again be without two key reserves as Andre Iguodala (wrist) and David West (arm) could miss Friday’s game.

The Warriors play again on Sunday afternoon in Minnesota, a game Curry (sprained right ankle) will also sit out for precautionary measures.

Here are the projected starting lineups:

Warriors

C  JaVale McGee
PF Draymond Green
SF Kevin Durant
SG Klay Thompson
PG Quinn Cook

Blazers

C  Jusuf Nurkic
PF Al-Farouq Aminu
SF Evan Turner
SG CJ McCollum
PG Damian Lillard

Kevin Durant's stellar play could not overcome Warriors' rebounding, fouling issues in loss to Portland bayareane.ws/2p5tWgHKEEP THAT DIFFERENT ENERGY https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DX6NCmQU8AEBHoW.jpgKevin Durant's stellar play could not overcome Warriors' rebounding, fouling issue in loss to Portland bayareane.ws/2p5tWgHNine in a row, 11 of the last 12, 15 of our last 16 at home.

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Short-handed & on the tail end of a back-to-back, the Dubs couldn’t get it done tonight in Portland. Get the complete game recap here

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