Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry spoils Seth's moment and the Warriors steal a comeback victory


The Splash Brothers get hot, Draymond Green energizes the defense, and the Oracle Arena crowd washes over an opponent in waves until they drown in a rain of buckets .


The run reached 13-0 before Mo Harkless broke it, but Green and Kevon Looney made sure Golden State’s defense never relented, and by the quarter’s 3:48 mark, another Thompson triple gave the Warriors their first lead since the game’s first three minutes, 77-75.


The Blazers got early contributions from Al-Farouq Aminu and Harkless, which usually forebodes a W. Damian Lillard didn’t even score his first points until four minutes before halftime, and by then his teammates already led by double digits.


Naturally, he made all three of his free throws to push his point total to 37 on the night, because he hasn’t missed a freebie in the fourth quarter or overtime of a playoff game since Golden State’s first championship run in 2015.


They sandwiched two beautiful baskets — another alley-oop to Looney from Green and a dish from Steph to Draymond for an easy layup — around a pair of missed McCollum jumpers.


Lillard had one last shot to even the score, but Iguodala stripped him on a game-tying 3-point attempt with four seconds on the clock, putting the finishing touches on a demoralizing defeat.






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