Curry Dominates In OT
The Golden State Warriors took a 3-1 series lead over the Portland Trail Blazers after their 132-125 overtime win on Monday night.
Stephen Curry shined late after struggling to get in a rhythm early in the game. He scored 27 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter and overtime; 17 in overtime, an NBA record for both regular season and post-season.
"My confidence never wavered," Curry said. "I don’t think you shoot nine shots from 3 without making one if you don’t have confidence."
Curry was injured during the Warriors first round series against the Houston Rockets in which he sprained his right knee.
"It took me awhile to get back in the flow," Curry said. "When you miss three weeks, it’s really weird to walk back on the court. Like, the crowd out there going crazy and that competitive atmosphere again. So, just trying to get my bearings straight, make some plays and try and get a rhythm. And it took 48 minutes and things finally clicked."
Just to show how epic of a night Curry had, if you look at both overtime periods that were played in the NBA last night (Toronto vs Miami), Curry scored 17 points, the Blazers scored 14 points, while the Raptors and Heat combined for 15 points.
The Warriors now head home as they look to end the series and get some much needed rest before the Western Conference Finals.