PORTLAND, OR—Steph Curry scored 40 points in his return to the court as the Golden State Warriors won Game 4 of the Western Conference semi-finals 132-125, over the Portland Trailblazers in overtime. This gives the Warriors a commanding 3-1 edge in the series.
In a word, Curry was unbelievable, even by his lofty standards. His 17 points in OT set an NBA record, and ignited the Warriors when defeat seemed imminent. He added 9 rebounds and 8 assists, as he clawed his way to a victory. Curry will be accepting his second consecutive MVP award this afternoon.
At the post game conference, Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr was in disbelief, like the rest of us.
“I knew Steph would eventually find his stroke, but man that was crazy.” Curry missed his first nine 3-pointers before shaking the rust off.
Portland’s Damian Lilliard shot poorly from the field, yet he still put up 36 points in a losing effort. They played with a sense of desperation, the crowd was animated and loud as the Trailblazers almost held court to even the series. The Splash Brothers had other ideas.
Combining for 63 points, Klay Thompson carried the scoring load in Curry’s absence, and continues his smothering defense. Draymond Green seems to be improving by the minute, and if the Warriors are dethroned it will take a monumental effort by… San Antonio? Cleveland? Stay tuned for exciting NBA action. I Love This Game!