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Warriors Send Trail Blazers Packing With Game Five Victory

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The Splash Brothers are taking defending champion Golden State Warriors back to the Western Conference finals for a second straight year. Klay Thompson’s sweet shooting touch carried the Warriors while Curry was down. Together again in the starting lineup, they guided Golden State another step closer to a repeat title with a 125-121 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 5 on Wednesday night.

Thompson scored 33 points with six 3-pointers, while Curry added 29 and sealed the win with a 3 with 24.9 seconds left. He finished with five 3s a day after becoming the first unanimous MVP in NBA history, adding 11 assists after returning to the starting lineup for the first time all series because of a knee injury. Draymond Green also contributed 13 points despite needed his left ankle retaped in the 4th quarter.

Damian Lillard scored 28 points and C.J. McCollum had 27 for the young Trail Blazers, who overcame a 2-0 deficit to the Clippers in the first round to get this far.

The Warriors got past the Trail Blazers even with Curry missing the first three games as he recovered from a sprained right knee. They will now await who they’ll face, either the San Antonio Spurs or the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder can accomplish a Western Conference Finals Trip with a win Thursday.

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