Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson clinch series with Game 5 win

The Warriors advanced to their first back-to-back National Basketball Association semi-finals since the 1974-75 and 1975-76 seasons by winning their eighth consecutive series clinching game at home.

Stephen Curry was formally presented his MVP trophy again Wednesday when commissioner Adam Silver was in town for the on-court ceremony before Game 5 of the Warriors’ Western Conference semifinal against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Klay Thompson scored 33 points, including six three- pointers, while Curry added 29 a day after becoming the first unanimous MVP in league history.

“You look at Steph and the level of attention and hysteria that has surrounded him in the last two years”, Hill said in an interview. With 12 lead changes and nine ties over the course of the game, they pestered Golden Sate up until the final buzzer behind 16 fourth-quarter points from McCollum and a handful of clutch shots down the stretch.

“We know what it takes to win in the playoffs”, Thompson said.

Golden State now awaits the victor of the Oklahoma City Thunder-San Antonio Spurs series. The Warriors’ time is now, and we should savor every last momentof it.

Andrew Bogut strained his right adductor (thigh) and left the game in the second quarter without returning. The Warriors shooting wizard is also the first guard to win the award since Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash did it 2005 and 2006. “Defending Dame, exhausting all his energy to make it uncomfortable for him, and what he was able to do offensively, hopefully that doesn’t get lost in our series and the way we played as a team….” So, I don’t, do you have any debate over that, really, when it comes to that award? He shattered the three-point shooting record this year, shooting 402 from beyond the arc and breaking his own previous record of 286, set in 2015. Allen Crabbe had a surprising 20 points and was 5 of 7 beyond the arc.

Toronto guard Kyle Lowry added 25 points, including five in in the final minute as the Raptors held off a late Heat rally.

Trail Blazers: Lillard has scored at least 14 points in each of his first 17 postseason games…. “We’ve been aggressive these past two series and shots just weren’t dropping for us”.

Draymond Green left the game with an ankle issue-then came back and accidentally drew blood when he banged into official Ken Mauer.

Thompson has 272 points through 10 playoff games.

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