The Portland Trailblazers were set to tie the series 2-2 after dominating the Golden State Warriors for most of the game, until the introduction of Stephen Curry.

Curry, who had missed the better part of the playoffs due to injury, came on to score 23 points in regular time as well as combining with Klay Thompson and Draymond Green excellently to ensure that Warriors forced the game into overtime by levelling the scores at 111-111.

It is in overtime that MVP Stephen Curry came into existence; Warriors scored 21 points in overtime, 17 of them coming from Curry alone, ensuring that Warriors won the game 132-125 and thus became the favourites to advance to the Conference Finals over the Blazers.

Coming back from injury with 40 points? I bet that’s the last time anyone writes Steph off.

 

Dougie Langat