Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen looked like he had seen a ghost. His team, after losing important players in the offseason, scrapped their way to the Western Conference Semifinals only to meet the Golden State Warriors.
After winning their first home game at Moda Center and leading most of the night in Game 4, it happened. Stephen Curry came back from injury, and was a bit rusty until late in the fourth quarter and overtime. That's when it felt like a bomb exploded and Curry got hot from 3-point range just like his old self.
Curry yelled “I'm back” to stunned Blazers fans, but none more stunned than the owner himself. Allen had a complete look of helplessness and disbelief at how his team was dismantled by a guy who was only in news headlines the last two weeks because he was injured.
The back-to-back MVP blasted the Blazers for 17 points in overtime – an NBA record – to take a 3-1 lead over the Blazers heading back to Oakland.
The Warriors lead the series 3-1 and Game 5 starts 7:30 p.m. PT on TNT.
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