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Warriors vs. Blazers 2016 results: Stephen Curry returns to lead Golden State to thrilling OT win over Portland

Curry scored 40 points after catching fire in the fourth and overtime to lead the Warriors to a 132-125 win as they took a 3-1 series lead.

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Stephen Curry is back, and it's as if he never left. Curry scored and NBA record 17 points in overtime and 40 in the game as the Golden State Warriors stormed back to beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 132-125, to take Game 4 of the second round playoff series on Monday.

The win gave the Warriors a 3-1 series lead. With Curry returning to the court and looking like his old self, the Warriors appear primed to return to the Western Conference Finals for the second straight year.

Damian Lillard had 36 points and and C.J. McCollum added 24 in the loss as the Blazers gave up a game they could have won.

The Blazers came out firing with Curry on the bench to start the game, jumping out to a 21-5 lead. The Warriors settled down and chipped away at the lead, however, and the Blazers led 26-18 at the end of one. The Blazers came out firing again in the second and built up a 13-point lead, but the Warriors went on one of their patented 10-0 runs to put themselves right back into the game. The Blazers had an answer of their own after Shaun Livingston was ejected for arguing a missed call and led 67-57 at the half.

Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green stepped up in the third as the Warriors stormed back to take their first lead of the night at 79-78 and led 86-85 to start the fourth. There, Curry led the charge as the Warriors built a five-point lead, but the Blazers had no quit in them. They fought back with McCollum and Lillard threes to retake the lead at 99-97 with 6:35 to play. The teams traded buckets then let Curry and Lillard take turns taking over.

Curry hit his first three of the game to give the Warriors a 103-100 lead. Lillard answered with a driving layup, a three of his own and two free throws. Curry hit another deep three and Lillard hit a step-back jumper. Curry found Green for a dunk, then Lillard found Mason Plumlee for a bucket in the paint.

The Blazers led by three, but Curry found Harrison Barnes, who nailed a three to tie the game at 111 with 52 seconds left. The shot ended up forcing overtime as both Lillard and Curry missed opportunities to put their team up in the final 30 seconds.

Curry kept it going in overtime, scoring the Warriors' first 12 points of overtime as they jumped out to a 123-118 lead with 1:51 left. This was the dagger that ended it.

The Warriors were 10-0 following a loss this season.

Game 5 is at Golden State on Wednesday.

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