OAKLAND, Calif. - - Former Belmont University men's basketball All-American Ian Clark ('13) played a vital role as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, 110-81, Wednesday night in Game 2 of their Western Conference Playoffs first-round series.
Clark had 13 points, five rebounds and two assists on the evening, continuing his fine form from throughout the season.
Playing with poise and confidence off of Sunday's 12-point performance, Clark registered new playoff career-highs in virtually every statistical category, including minutes played (26).
The Memphis, Tennessee native scored nine of his 13 points after halftime, making a number of nice connections with teammate David West for baskets.
The four-year NBA veteran has enjoyed his finest season in the association, setting numerous career highs, including 20 double figure scoring games.
In the regular season, Clark appeared in 77 games, averaging 6.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. He shot 49 percent from the field and 37 percent from 3-point distance. In addition, he ranked fifth among all NBA shooting guards in field goal percentage, 15th in true shooting percentage (.575) and averaged 22.2 points per 48 minutes.
He scored a career-high 36 points at San Antonio March 11.
Game 3 is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 at 10:30 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and WatchESPN.
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