After a Herculean performance by Stephen Curry in Game 4, the Golden State Warriors have the Portland Trail Blazers facing elimination, in a game that will stream live Wednesday with Portland now trailing their NBA Western Conference Semifinal series three games to one — and needing to beat the Warriors in Oakland where the defending champions lost only two games in the entire regular season.
Warriors haven’t lost back-to-back games all season.
To stay alive, Trail Blazers will have to beat them 3 straight. pic.twitter.com/Rd4T2nrZA3
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 11, 2016
After dropping the first two games of the series at the Warriors’ home of Oracle Arena, Portland bounced back to take Game 3 at home. But in those first three games, Golden State was still without their injured megastar Stephen Curry.
But when Curry came back from a knee injury in Game 4, the 28-year-old reigning MVP put on one of the most stunning performances in NBA Playoff history, particularly for a player in his first game back from an injury, putting up 40 points — including an NBA record 17 points in the first and only overtime period.
Behind Curry’s outburst, the Warriors doused the Portland’s hopes of sending the series back to Oakland all even, with a 132-125 win, as Curry scored all but four of the Golden State overtime points.
Perhaps fittingly, on Tuesday — the day after his unprecedented overtime scoring spree — Curry found out that he had won his second consecutive NBA MVP award. This time, Curry won the MVP by a unanimous vote, the first unanimous MVP selection in NBA history.
Watch highlights of the spectacular Warriors vs. Trail Blazers Game Four in the video below.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Portland Trail Blazers Vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Western Conference Semifinal Game 5, see the streaming links at the bottom of this article. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time, 10:30 p.m. Eastern, at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on Wednesday, May 11.
To stay alive in the series, Portland will need another standout outing from their star point guard, 25-year-old Damian Lillard, who tossed in 40 to lead the Blazers to their lone victory, by a 120-108 score in Game 3.
But Lillard was held to zero points in the third quarter of Game 4 when the Warriors turned the game around after falling behind by 10 at the end of the first half, holding the Trail Blazers to just 18 points in the frame.
Lillard said that the team felt drained after Game 4, but he added that the feeling will not carry over into the must-win Game 5.
“It was kind of draining. I thought we competed with them. We were right there. We were one or two stops from winning the game, but we right there. It wasn’t a — we’re not out here getting blown out. We’re not out here getting bullied. We competing. We let one get away, but next game we got to go out there and try to get one on their court.”
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To watch a live stream of the Portland Trail Blazers Vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Western Conference Playoffs Semifinal series, Game 5, fans will have a few options on Wednesday. Using login credentials from a cable or satellite provider, viewers can log in to Watch TNT at this link — or download the Watch TNT app to view the game on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.
For fans without login credentials, or those who simply prefer to watch the NBA Conference Semifinal Playoff game on a TV set rather than on a computer or mobile device, Sling TV carries TNT, which will broadcast the game. The Sling TV package subscription costs $20 per month, but also offers a seven-day free trial. To watch the NBA Playoffs Portland Trail Blazers Vs. Golden State Warriors Game Five on Sling TV, go to this link to sign up. The PlayStation Vue TV subscription, which is also available on several non-PlayStation devices such as the iPad and Amazon Fire, comes with a free trial as well and carries the NBA on TNT at this link. The alternative feed from TNT Overtime is accessible without login credentials as well by clicking here.
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