The Portland Trail Blazers took advantage in Game 3 when the Golden State Warriors MVP Stephen Curry was out of the lineup. Now that he’s back, the Dubs are ready to do what they can do and take away with any suspense in their series with the Blazers. Game 5 between the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at 10:30 p.m. ET at Oracle Arena. The matchup will be televised on TNT.
The big story of the day heading into Monday’s Game 4 was how Stephen Curry would perform after a 15-day layoff due to a MCL sprain in his right knee. Curry was slow to start which was expected after the big layoff. He didn’t start the game and just shot 6 of 18 from the field with no three-pointers for 13 points in the first three quarters. Then something happened to Curry in the fourth quarter. Curry caught on fire in the fourth and was blistering hot in overtime. He shot for 40 points in 37 minutes. Included were 17 points in overtime, setting a NBA record for extra-period scoring. No question about Curry’s health anymore, he’s back. the Warriors coach Steve Kerr told the post game press that Curry will start on Wednesday.
The Portland Trail Blazers are a very good team and they have not been blown out in this series. They have led the Warriors at the half time intermission for the third straight game. The Warriors defensive pressure in Game 4 seemed to break down the Blazers in the fourth quarter and into overtime on Monday. Portland still hung around even when Damian Lillard missed 21 of his 30 field goal attempts and C.J. McCollum didn’t do much better. Best Sports Site Blog believes the Warriors are back in top form with Curry back in the lineup. It’s a good bet that they will clinch a spot in the West finals in Game 5 of the series on Wednesday.