At the final buzzer, the scoreline showed the difference in play.
Yes, the Warriors' backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson finished with 62 points with 12 made 3's but it was the Blazers play that probably cost them the game.
The visitors committed a season-high 21 turnovers which led to 31 Warriors' points. They only shot 30-of-83 (36.1%) from the field including just seven made 3's on 25.0% efficiency.
On the other hand, the Warriors shot 42-of-84 (50.0%) from the field and shot 17-of-33 from beyond the 3-point line while only allowing 12 points on their 14 turnovers.
Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Final: Warriors 116, Trail Blazers 94
It was only a six-point game before the final period but the Warriors opened it up in the fourth quarter.
Outscoring the Blazers 39-23 in the fourth, the Warriors improved to 18-1 in Game 1s under Steve Kerr.
Curry finished the game with 36, his highest score since Game 1 against the LA Clippers. His nine 3-pointers were a playoff career-high for Curry.
☔️ @StephenCurry30 fuels the @warriors Game 1 home W with 36 PTS, 9 3PM, 7 AST, 6 REB! #StrengthInNumbers #NBAPlayoffs- NBA (@NBA) May 15, 2019
Game 2: Thursday (5/16), 9pm/et, ESPN pic.twitter.com/9uZJXPUQqi
Klay chipped in with 26 as well.
Rodney Hood scored 17 points off the bench for the Blazers but the reserves for the visitors were outscored by their counterparts 36-28.
End of third quarter: Warriors 77, Trail Blazers 71
Curry continues to go off, scoring 14 in the third period of his game-high 33.
STEPH IS FEELING IT... 31 PTS, 8 3PM FOR THE @WARRIORS PG!#StrengthInNumbers 75#RipCity 69#NBAPlayoffs on @ESPNNBA pic.twitter.com/WbAXyn4ObE- NBA (@NBA) May 15, 2019
The Warriors have scored 28 points on the Blazers' 18 turnovers and yet, the visitors are only down by six points.
The Blazers continue to fight, being down by 17 at one point in the third quarter.
Halftime: Warriors 54, Trail Blazers 45
Stephen Curry, who finished with 19 points for the first half, knocked down two 3s in the last 39.4 seconds of the first half to give the Warriors a 9-point lead at halftime.
Steph Curry from distance on consecutive possessions! 🔥🔥#StrengthInNumbers #NBAPlayoffs @ESPNNBA pic.twitter.com/0BasjeRLtI- NBA (@NBA) May 15, 2019
The other Warriors in double figures is Klay Thompson with 11 points. Draymond Green continues to fill the stat sheet - 8 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and a block.
Meanwhile, the Blazers are hanging in there. Shooting 32.6% from the field with 13 turnovers that have led to 20 points for the Warriors, the Blazers would take being down just nine.
Damian Lillard is the only scorer in double figures for the team with 12.
End of first quarter: Warriors 27, Trail Blazers 23
For the two-time champions, the Splash Brothers have contributed 14 points while Draymond Green is doing a little bit of everything, recording six points, six rebounds, and 3 assists.
Both teams have five-plus turnovers (Warriors - 5; Blazers - 6).
Meanwhile, for the Blazers, Maurice Harkless and Damian Lillard were the top-scorers with seven points each.
The first quarter ended with a buzzer-beating three from Rodney Hood:
S Dot with the assist pic.twitter.com/pbOe3GfhJY- Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) May 15, 2019
The Curry's have picked their sides
Dell Curry has a jersey rocking BOTH SONS 🔥 (via @NBCSAuthentic) pic.twitter.com/52nQv2TDVQ- Overtime (@overtime) May 15, 2019