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OAKLAND, Calif. Air Force 1 On Sale . -- As two defenders closed in with the clock winding down in the third quarter, Kevin Durant bounced a perfect pass right to Stephen Curry open on the left wing.The two-time reigning MVP then hit one of those buzzer-beating 3-pointers he made so many times last season.Durant dazzled and scored 34 points in another efficient performance from the floor, Curry added 19 points with five 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors quickly ran away from the overmatched Portland Trail Blazers in a 135-90 win Saturday night.There have been moments throughout the season where I wouldnt say youre surprised but its kind of just `Wow moments where you appreciate the talent on this squad all the way through, Curry said. Thats an amazing pass when hes obviously had it going from all over the floor and he recognized he had two people on him, found me and I was able to knock it down just in time.Durant shot 11 for 13 with four 3s in his seventh 30-point game and also pulled down 11 rebounds in nearly 31 minutes. Klay Thompson scored 16 points, Draymond Green had 12 rebounds and 11 assists, and reserve Ian Clark added a career-high 23 points in a lopsided rematch of the Western Conference semifinals won in five games by Golden State.Damian Lillard scored 20 points playing back home and Maurice Harkless had 17, but cold-shooting Portland looked a step or two behind all night and never could stay with the deep Warriors.Its embarrassing to get beat by 45, Portland coach Terry Stotts said. You want to play better against the best team in the league.Golden State won its fourth straight against Portland with the largest Warriors margin of victory in the rivalry, getting four more dunks and 11 points from JaVale McGee.Curry and Durant put on quite a show before their work was done and the fourth quarter once more belonged to the subs.That buzzer-beating 3 by Curry put Golden State up 108-72 heading into the final period, and the Warriors finished with 36 assists.Curry swished his first three 3s and then had a decent look another time but handed off to Durant, who shimmied past CJ McCollum and dribbled left into the paint before finishing with an emphatic one-handed slam with his right hand over Noah Vonleh.Durant did it again midway through the second quarter, driving left and slamming it home.The passing was pretty again after Golden State had assists on its first 36 baskets Thursday against the Knicks on the way to 41 total. The Warriors notched 30 or more assists for an NBA-best 20th time this season.Lillard scored 31 against the Warriors in Golden States 127-104 win at Portland on Nov. 1, but didnt have enough help and the Blazers shot 39.5 percent.It was one of the best ones in the last couple weeks for sure because this is a hard team to guard, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of the defense.PLAYERS RETURNZaza Pachulia returned to Golden States starting lineup after missing four games with a bruised right wrist and contributed seven rebounds. David West, who sustained a hip pointer in the fourth quarter Thursday against New York, also played.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Stotts wouldnt confirm whether C Festus Ezeli was considering season-ending left knee surgery given he has yet to play for his new team. I really dont have any comment on it, on his health or any medical procedure until something is scheduled or somethings actually done, Stotts said. ... Portland has lost five in a row and 19 of 22 in Oakland.Warriors: Durant had his third game with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds. ... Curry has 105 3-pointers in 25 regular-season games against the Blazers, his most vs. any opponent. ... Green started his 200th regular-season game. ... Clark is 17 for 19 in two games this season facing Portland, 6 of 7 from 3-point range. He always stays ready, Curry said. ... Golden State is 14-0 in its alternate slate uniform and 26-3 all time.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: At Sacramento on Tuesday, looking for their eighth straight victory against the Kings and fourth in a row on the road.Warriors: Host Utah on Tuesday looking to beat the Jazz for the seventh straight time and 13th in 14. Air Force 1 Wholesale . -- The Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake played to a 0-0 tie Saturday night that left the top of the Western Conference standings unchanged. Air Force 1 Replica . -- Anaheim Ducks defenceman Luca Sbisa will be out at least six weeks with a torn tendon in his right hand. https://www.cheapairforce1outlet.com/ . Soukalova missed only one target and completed the 15-kilometre course in 40 minutes, 32.6 seconds for both victories in this seasons individual discipline. Darya Domracheva of Belarus was second, 34. NEW YORK -- MLB commissioner Rob Manfred defended the end-of-game replay rules that might have cost the Cincinnati Reds a game and boosted the St. Louis Cardinals playoff chances in the final week of the season.The Cardinals won their Sept. 29 game against the Reds when Matt Carpenter scored on what replays showed should have been a ground-rule double, which would have sent Carpenter back to third.No replay was initiated because Reds manager Bryan Price didnt ask for it immediately after the game ended. Manfred said he doesnt think the incident indicates there is a problem with replay.There was a call. It was missed, Manfred said. Replay was available via manager challenge, and the manager, if you think about it, the manager elected or did not opt to challenge within the confines of a clearly defined rule. I mean, it says immediate in the rules.Manfred said the immediacy rule is necessary for two reasons. Managers have no reason to retain a replay challenge if there is a game-ending play. And players often douse one another with a beverage or retreat to the clubhouse, causing a disruption in the competitiveness of the game after walk-off plays.People throw Gatorade on people and players get off the field, Manfred said. And bringing folks back out on the field after some of those things have happened in order to continue a game because of a replay call is not appealing.One notion that has been brought up in the wake of the missed call is having replay officials in New York immediately review game-ending plays after they happen, much as they do in the NFL. Air Force 1 Sale. .Manfred said hes also not a fan of that idea.We opted for the challenge rule and have tried to stay pure on the challenge rule, given the number of calls in a game, figuring the best way to decide which ones really mattered is to let the people playing the games decide, Manfred said. Whoevers involved in bedlam after one of those games, there should be one guy who has his wits about him. Thats why they call him the manager.In addition to sharing his thoughts on replay, Manfred said an MLB investigation into hacking by one of the Cardinals former employees into the?Houston Astros data bases could be forthcoming. The Cardinals could be hit with penalties, such as losing a draft pick or having limits placed on their international signings.It will not be a next-year resolution. We are in the process of finishing up our investigation. Candidly, I wish it had gone a little faster. I wish it had gotten a little more help a little sooner from the U.S. attorneys office, Manfred said. But the cards come up how they come up, and were going to finish our investigation, and there will be a resolution of that during this offseason. ' ' '