The Golden State Warriors swept their option to a fifth straight NBA Finals, getting triple-doubles from Stephen Curry and Draymond Inexperienced in a 119-117 additional time victory over the Portland Path Blazers on Monday night time.

Inexperienced had 18 factors, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, and made a key 3-pointer in additional time. Curry added 37 factors, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. He and Inexperienced grew to become the primary teammates to have triple-doubles in the identical playoff recreation.

The Warriors will face the winner of the Japanese Convention finals between Toronto and Milwaukee. The Bucks lead that collection 2-1 with Recreation four on Tuesday night time in Canada.

The Warriors erased one other massive deficit, getting back from 17 down after erasing an 18-point deficit in Recreation Three and a 17-point gap in Recreation 2.

“We have been right here earlier than. We have seen every thing, each expertise you may think about. So we relied on that,” Curry stated.

Enjoying with out Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and DeMarcus Cousins, the Warriors grew to become the primary staff to achieve 5 straight finals for the reason that Boston Celtics went to 10 in a row from 1957-66.

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Damian Lillard, enjoying with separated ribs, had 28 factors and 12 assists for Portland. He missed a 3-point try as time ran out within the further interval. Meyers Leonard added a career-high 30 factors together with 12 rebounds.

The Warriors have been up 114-113 within the further interval after Inexperienced missed the primary of a pair of free throws. CJ McCollum’s jumper from out entrance briefly gave Portland the lead however Alfonzo McKinnie’s basket put Golden State again forward and Inexperienced made a 3-pointer to push it to 199-115 with 39 seconds left.

Lillard made a layup and Curry missed a jumper to present Portland again the ball. Dealing with stifling protection from each Inexperienced and Klay Thompson, Lillard could not get off a shot however the ball went out of bounds within the scramble. The Blazers obtained it again with 3.Three seconds left however Lillard’s ultimate shot did not fall.

For the third straight recreation the Path Blazers led on the half. They stretched the result in 17 factors within the third quarter, however the Warriors went on a 12-Zero run to shut inside 95-90 early within the ultimate interval.

Inexperienced’s lengthy baseline jumper gave the Warriors a 108-106 lead with 3:30 left. Lillard’s 3-pointer put the Blazers again forward and Leonard’s dunk prolonged it to 111-108 with slightly below 2 minutes to go.

After Thompson’s 3-pointer tied it up once more each Curry and Lillard missed 3s. Curry made a Three from the nook with 10.7 seconds left however he was referred to as for touring first and it did not rely.

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Lillard’s layup bounced across the rim and out and the sport went to additional time.

Iguodala was out due to a sore left calf. The veteran swingman, who’s averaging 10.1 factors within the playoffs, was damage within the second half of Saturday’s Recreation Three victory.

It was not identified how lengthy he’d be out, however the Warriors stated an MRI Sunday was clear.

Golden State was already lacking Durant due to a sore proper calf. It is unknown when the two-time NBA Finals MVP will return.

Lillard separated his ribs in Recreation 2 however was enjoying via the ache. He averaged 33 factors within the first-round playoff collection in opposition to Oklahoma Metropolis, hitting a series-clinching 3-pointer in Recreation 5, however he struggled in opposition to Golden State’s defensive concentrate on him.

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Portland, enjoying with urgency in an elimination recreation, pulled in entrance 30-28 within the opening quarter on CJ McCollum’s layup and free throw, however Curry answered on the opposite finish with a step-back 3-pointer.

Portland went forward 59-50 after back-to-back 3-pointers from Leonard, who completed with 5 3s within the first half.

Curry hit a 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left within the half to shut the Warriors inside 69-65 on the break.

Portland pushed the result in 83-72 on McCollum’s 3-pointer. After he made one other Three to push the result in 91-78, he gestured to the group to make noise.

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Warriors: Curry has made a 3-pointer in a playoff-record 106 video games. … Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was among the many followers on the recreation, sitting a couple of seats down from the Warriors bench. … Per Elias Sports activities and the Warriors, Curry had a streak of 81 consecutive free throws made within the fourth quarter and additional time within the postseason — earlier than he missed one with 9:25 left within the recreation in opposition to the Blazers.

Path Blazers: Leonard, who did not even play in 5 of Portland’s postseason video games, had a playoff-high 16 factors in Recreation 3. After scoring 25 within the first half, followers on the Moda Middle chanted his title.

HONORING LOWE

Former Oregon huge receiver Keanon Lowe obtained a standing ovation when he was launched to the group on the Moda Middle within the first quarter. Lowe, a coach at Portland’s Parkrose Excessive Faculty, stopped a pupil who got here to the varsity armed with a shotgun on Friday.

“I noticed the look on his face, the look in his eyes, I appeared on the gun, I spotted it was an actual gun after which my instincts simply took over,” Lowe, 27, stated about wrestling the gun away from {the teenager}. Lowe spoke to reporters earlier than the sport.

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The suspect, 19-year-old Angel Granados-Diaz, pleaded not responsible earlier Monday throughout a short courtroom listening to.

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