Stephen Curry hadn’t played a game in two weeks as he recovered from a Grade 1 right MCL sprain. He returned to action on Monday off the Warrior bench, checking in with 5:58 left in the first quarter of Game 4.
The Warriors were down 2-16 in enemy territory, the Blazers fighting for their playoff lives.
By the end of the first quarter, Curry had just 4 points in the first—and 11 points by halftime, where the Blazers were holding on to a 10-point advantage.
Golden State took the lead in the third quarter as Curry began to heat up, and the two teams fought neck-and-neck through the fourth, eventually ending regulation knotted at 111-111.
Would overtime be Lillard Time? Steph let the Rose Garden know what time it is.
Curry scored an NBA-record 17 points in the extra session, finishing with 40 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 threes in 37 minutes to beat Portland 132-125.
He’s back indeed.