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Final Score: Warriors finish Blazers in OT 119-117 to complete sweep

Steph Curry and Draymond Green each had a triple-double in G4 to broom the Blazers out of the way and return to the Finals for a fifth straight year. #SplashDynasty

NBA: Playoffs-Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

The depleted Golden State Warriors refused to let the desperate Portland Trail Blazers stay alive, winning 119-117 in overtime of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. This completes a four game sweep; the champs are the kings of the West for the fifth straight year and are headed back to the NBA Finals.

The Warriors didn’t have Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins, or Andre Iguodala. Neither did they have excuses, as Stephen Curry played every second after halftime, and finished with 37 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists in 47 minutes. Draymond Green had 18 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists.

Meyers Leonard did his best to save Portland with 30 points, and Damian Lillard added 28 points of his own. C.J. McCollum scored 26...but it wasn’t enough. The Portland Trail Blazers magical run is now over, at the hands of the one true dynasty.

First Half

With their team’s back against the wall and their season on the line, the Blazers turned to the only man they could trust: MEYERS LEONARD.

The plucky role player was unstoppable early on, drilling 10-of-12 of his shots, and 5-of-6 from downtown after two quarters. The Blazers finished the half shooting a scorching 61% from the field, and a sizzling 56% from beyond the arc.

Unfortunately for them, the Warriors walked right through the early flamethrowing with a smirk on their face.

Curry was particularly unperturbed, firing right back with 25 points of his own. Every time the Blazers hit a big shot and got the crowd into it, Curry was right there to punish them with a deep bomb for having hope.

Blazers 69, Warriors 65

Second Half

The Blazers refused to cave in to a Warriors third quarter run and stretched their lead to 95-87 behind a spirited effort from Lillard and McCollum.

The Blazers had a 101-94 lead with nine minutes remaining and checked Lillard and McCollum in after a lengthy rest to start the fourth quarter.

The two teams were tied at with under 20 seconds to go when Curry got a WWF clothesline from Leonard on a layup. Uncalled. Curry recovered his looseball and moonwalked into the corner, and got called for a travel.

Lillard tried to answered, but miffed on his layup attempt on the other end. WE’VE GOT OVERTIME FOLKS! Score was knotted up at 111-111.


The two teams dragged across the floor in exhaustion. Alfonzo McKinnie and Kevon Looney kept the champs have with monstrous rebounds and excellent defense. Finally, Draymond Green slammed the door on the Blazers season with a three-point dagger with 39.6 left.

The Warriors will now rest until Game 1 of the NBA Finals, where they will await the winner of the Toronto-Milwaukee series.

Rumor has it they’ll get their three injured Olympians back for that series, which should only bolster their STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.

Four games away from a three-peat. #WeStillBelieve

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