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Golden State Warriors Defeat Portland Trail Blazers in Thrilling Overtime Game 4 Finish

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Stephen Curry returned from a sprained right knee to score an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, finishing with 40 as the Golden State Warriors rallied to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals with a 132-125 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.

“I love this game, I love playing and love competing. And really, really missed being out there with my teammates,” Curry said after the game. “To help our team get a win tonight and in that fashion, that was a good feeling in that moment to be back on the floor and playing.”

Playing for the first time since he was injured in Game 4 of the first-round series against Houston, Curry was rusty for three quarters and sensational down the stretch after the Warriors trailed by as much as 16 points.

Originally expected to play about 25 minutes off the bench, Curry picked up a heavier workload in the second half after Shaun Livingston, who had been starting in his absence, was ejected in the second quarter after arguing a call and picking up two technical fouls.

Damian Lillard finished with 36 points and 10 assists for Portland, Continuing his good from from Portland’s game three win. The Golden State Warriors can win the series Wednesday night at home in Game 5.

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