PORTLAND — Jordan Bell found out he was starting Game 4 of the Western Conference finals during a film session the day after Golden State rallied to take a 3-0 lead over the Trail Blazers.

Bell’s mom, Carolyn Gray, said she didn’t find out until she looked up at the video board at the Moda Center and saw Bell’s No. 2 listed with the starters.

With so many family and friends in town, Bell had to save the socializing until after the Warriors handled their business.

“I didn’t even have enough time to see my own mom,” Bell said.

There was plenty of time to catch up after the Warriors closed out the Blazers with a 119-117 overtime victory Monday night. Tony Stubblefield, the assistant coach who recruited Bell to Oregon, was among those waiting for him after the game, and his UO teammate Casey Benson attended the pregame shootaround.

Bell also had a chance to chat with Sabrina Ionescu, who was a freshman in 2017 when Bell and the Oregon men played in the Final Four.

“It’s always a good feeling playing here, seeing friends,” Bell said.

Bell’s start in Game 4 was just his third of the season. After appearing in only one of the Warriors' six games against the Rockets in the previous round, Bell played double-digit minutes in each game of the Western Conference finals after Kevin Durant went down with a calf injury.

“I think they liked the way we started the second half of Game 3, so we just went back to that,” said Bell, who scored three points in Game 1, 11 in Game 2, six in Game 3 and seven in Game 4.

This was the latest chapter in and up-and-down season for Bell, who is averaging 3.3 points and 2.7 rebounds. He’ll be a restricted free agent this summer, which means he can sign with any team unless the Warriors chose to match the offer.

Amid a season of sporadic playing time, Bell said he’s tried to not to dwell on his role or worry about what’s coming next.

“It’s just basketball,” Bell said. “It’s not something that changes. It’s still going to be the same game.

“The only thing I was really worried about was conditioning and just the feel. You kind of lose the feel when you’re not playing that much, but you can get that back in one game.”

Like the rest of Bell’s season, the Western Conference finals included highs and lows. Bell missed a breakaway dunk in Game 3, but instead of being relegated to the bench, he got a pep talk from Draymond Green and a chance to redeem himself.

“It just came upon me to stick with him, give him some confidence,” Green said. “Sure enough, he had a dunk the next play, had a block. I think that’s an important moment.”

After being part of an NBA championship last season, Bell has a chance to join Celtics great Jim Loscutoff as the only former Ducks to win multiple NBA titles. Unlike last year, when the Warriors survived a seven-game series against the Rockets to advance, this year’s sweep of the Blazers allows plenty of time to rest and recover.

“We’ll just take a couple days off to rest,” Bell said. “I’m sure nobody’s planning any trips or anything like that. It’s just go home, rest and prepare for whoever we’re playing in the East.”

Once the Finals conclude, Bell will have time to think about the next steps in his career. For now he wants to make the most of his run with the NBA’s most dominant team.

“I haven’t spent any time to think about how the regular season went or anything like that,” Bell said. “We just have to do what we have to do to win.”