Tuesday 20 February 2018 / 11:04 AM


Steph Curry made his long-awaited return from injury in Game 4 of the Warriors’ Semi-finals series against the Trail Blazers – and didn’t they need his clutch brilliance?

Golden State, with Curry starting on the bench, trailed by 10 at halftime before clawing back to lead by one at three-quarter time. Portland forced overtime, but that was the stage for Curry to announce he intends to dominate the rest of the playoffs.

With the Warriors ahead by two with less than two minutes of OT left, Curry drained a sensational three from a metre behind the arc.

The champs went on to win 132-125 and Curry finished with 40 points. It certainly wasn’t up to his usual radar-like standards – he shot 16-for-32 from the floor and 5-for-16 from three-point land.

But it was the hit-out he needed as the Warriors shape up for a tough Conference Finals showdown with the Spurs or the Thunder, and a likely NBA Finals date with LeBron and the Cavaliers.

Curry capped a wonderful day by becoming the first player in NBA history to unanimously named the league’s MVP. Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant trailed the Warriors’ genius guard in the vote.

[YouTube – NBA]

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