Curry and Green capped triple-double performances by combining on the game-clinching hoop in overtime as the Golden State Warriors completed a four-game sweep of the host Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals with a 119-117 victory. He and Green became the first teammates to have triple-doubles in the same playoff game.
Portland's centre Meyers Leonard had a monster game with 30 points and 12 rebounds while Lillard added 28 points. If Golden State win, they will get more rest before the Finals, which can help a lot considering how much damage player injuries had done to the defending champion. Green now has eight in the postseason with four coming in these playoffs alone.
But after Golden State's Game 4 clincher over the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night, it seems like they've cleared the air.
"With these nine days off, we definitely want to get our guys back healthy". The Warriors rallied from a 17-point deficit in Game 2, from 18 down in Game 3 and from another 17-point deficit in Game 4. We've seen everything, every experience you can imagine.
We had plenty of cool moments between the two brothers during these four games, along with some special family moments in the stands.
Thompson scored 17 points, while reserve Kevon Looney added 12 points and 14 rebounds and Alfonzo McKinnie chipped in with 12 points.
"I saw the look on his face, the look in his eyes, I looked at the gun, I realized it was a real gun and then my instincts just took over", Lowe, 27, said about wrestling the gun away from the teenager.
Blazers coach Terry Stotts was asked if he was expecting another buzzer-beating victor from Lillard, who had a memorable 3-pointer at the buzzer to clinch the first-round series against Oklahoma City. So, a night like tonight where you're up 3-0, they go on a insane run in the second half, a lot of teams would have said, 'You know what? "We played them three really good games and couldn't get over the hump".
The Warriors swept the Blazers despite trailing for more minutes in the series (101) than they led (83), according to research from ESPN Stats & Information.
Each team had a late shot at a regulation win, but Curry traveled before nailing a 3-pointer with 10.7 seconds left, and Lillard couldn't convert a drive in traffic in the final second.
"But the trust - knowing that everyone was going to play until the horn sounded at the end of the fourth quarter or tonight [in] overtime allowed us to dig deep and find just a way to win". Never the goal is just to get there.