Finally returning from his knee injury, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry made his first appearance in the Western Conference semifinals. Catching fire and breaking records, the MVP is back.
The Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in an overtime thriller 132-125, and Chef Curry came off the bench to cook up a masterpiece. After a horrendous start for the Dubs, head coach Steve Kerr decided it was time to sub in Curry, who scored 23 points in regulation, but shot 2-of-13 from downtown—not Curry-like numbers.
Then overtime happened.
With the Warriors up two, Curry nailed a deep 3 and finally started to feel like himself. He got hyped up and said, "I'm here. I'm back."
"I am here. I am back."
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 10, 2016
Curry proceeded to take over the game, scoring 17 points in overtime. That's 17 points in five minutes of play. He outscored the entire Portland team by three points.
Curry finished the night with 40 points and another NBA record.
Stephen Curry's 17 points in OT are the most ever scored in overtime of ANY game (regular season or postseason) pic.twitter.com/f2y089uOGZ
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 10, 2016
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