Stephen Curry continues to manage recovering from a sprained right knee and helped the Golden State Warriors defeat the Portland Trail Blazers, 125-121, in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday at the Oracle Arena.
Klay Thompson led the Warriors scoring 33 points, including six three-pointers, and the two-time MVP, Stephen Curry, added 29 points to help to team enter the Western Conference finals for two straight seasons.
The Portland Trail Blazers seemed to be in control of the game after maintaining the lead in the first and second quarters. Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 28 points and C.J. McCollum had 27 points.
The Warriors managed to bounce back in the second half, ending the third quarter with a two-point lead, 93-91. In the final quarter, Curry showed his magic touch from the three-point range after making a crucial shot 24.9 seconds remaining in the game that led the Warriors to the clinching victory.
”Klay’s shooting was incredible tonight,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said via Yahoo Sports. ”Then the way Steph finished the game, that step-back shot to put it to a five-point lead was probably a shot only he can make. So I thought a gutty effort from a lot of guys. It wasn’t our best stuff, but we got it done.”
The Warriors lost their 7-foot center Andrew Bogut in the second half after suffering from a right leg injury. There are no details yet regarding his condition but the Warriors are expecting for his recovery in time for the West Finals, either against the San Antonio Spurs or Oklahoma City Thunder.
Here are some of the game highlights in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers:
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