------The Portland Trail Blazers just missed four-straight winning seasons with a 103-100 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans in the season finale to finish the season 41-41.
With the Blazers playoff spot already clinched, Head Coach Terry Stotts used the opportunity to rest Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Allen Crabbe, and Al-Farouq Aminu. The coaches and players will now turn their attention to the Golden State Warriors with game one being played on this Sunday at 12:30 PM at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
The big question on everyone's mind in Rip City is the status of Jusuf Nurkic. The Blazers center will be reevaluated on Friday and an announcement on his availability for the first round will be made at that time. Nurkic spent several minutes on the floor tonight before the game going through a light workout by taking some shots. You can find an update from Jason Quick on Nurkic right here.
The complete schedule for the Blazers and Warriors is as follows:
Game 1- Sunday, 12:30 PM
Game 2- April 19th, 7:30 PM
Game 3- April 22nd, 7:30 PM
Game 4- April 24th, 7:30 PM
Game 5- April 26th, If Necessary
Game 6- April 28th, If Necessary
Game 7- April 30th, If Necessary