Curry re­turns to res­cue the War­riors

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Fit-again Steph Curry poured in 40 points and broke an NBA record to help the Golden State War­riors de­feat the Port­land Trail Blaz­ers in over­time and open up a 3-1 lead in their Western Con­fer­ence semi-fi­nal.

Su­per­star guard Curry scored 17 of his points in over­time - the most in NBA his­tory - as the War­riors, who trailed by up to 16 points dur­ing the match, bat­tled back to claim a 132-125 vic­tory.

Curry also con­trib­uted nine re­bounds and eight as­sists as the league’s reign­ing MVP re­turned from a four-game ab­sence due to a knee in­jury to pro­duce an­other match­win­ning dis­play.

For Port­land, Damian Lil­lard (36 points and 10 as­sists), Al Farouq Aminu (18 points and 13 re­bounds) and Mason Plum­lee (12 points and 15 re­bounds) all recorded dou­ble­dou­bles but the Blaz­ers now face a moun­tain to climb if they are to get past the all-con­quer­ing War­riors.

Mean­while, Dwyane Wade led the Mi­ami Heat to a 94-87 win over the Toronto Rap­tors to level the Eastern Con­fer­ence semi-fi­nal at 2-2.

Wade scored 30 points as the Heat ral­lied from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quar­ter.

Go­ran Dragic and Joe John­son each added 15 points for Mi­ami, while Ter­rence Ross and Cory Joseph both had 14-point hauls for Toronto.

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