He’s baaaaack! Stephen Curry took the court in the Golden State Warriors’ playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers on May 9 and he gave an absolutely dominating performance to help his team secure a 132-125 victory. Oh, and he broke a new record, too — no big deal!
Two weeks after injuring his knee, Stephen Curry, 28, was back and better than ever on May 9! The star point guard played in the Golden State Warriors NBA playoff game and took complete control of the court, scoring 40 points in his team’s huge win against the Trail Blazers.
After missing four and a half games, Steph returned to the court midway through the first quarter. Although he appeared a bit shaky at first, he totally came to play in the fourth quarter, then completely dominated in overtime. The 28-year-old scored a record-breaking 17 points in the five minutes of OT, bringing his total in the game to 40.
Steph’s performance helped the Warriors secure a 132-125 victory over the Trail Blazers, putting them ahead in the series 3-1. The teams will face off next on May 11, and if it’s a W for the Warriors again, they’ll win the series and move on to the next round.
Steph sprained his MCL in the Warriors’ April 24 game against the Houston Rockets, and that came after he’d already missed the previous two games in that series due to an ankle injury. Hopefully he isn’t pushing himself too hard by returning so quickly once again — the Warriors need him!
The team did manage to go up 2-1 against the Trail Blazers without its star, but things will only get more difficult as the playoffs continue. Stay strong, Steph!
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