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Watch it one more time: Stephen Curry drops 40 on Blazers in OT win

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The NBA playoffs are just more fun with Stephen Curry in them.

He returned from a sprained knee and came off the bench for the Warriors Monday night. As you would expect, he looked rusty for three quarters, 6-of-18 shooting and 0-of-9 from three. But forced into extra playing time with Shaun Livingston ejected, Curry woke up and dropped 27 in the fourth quarter in overtime, playing like the vintage Curry.

It was too much for Portland to handle, and the Warriors now lead the series 3-1.

Stephen Curry is all the way back. Which is good for fans and bad for the rest of the league.

Blazers’ owner Paul Allen’s face sums up Stephen Curry’s night

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Stephen Curry put on a show Monday night, scoring 17 points in overtime alone while dropping 40 on the Trail Blazers.

How impressive was Curry?

The face of Blazers’ owner Paul Allen summed it up perfectly:

(Hat tip Eye on Basketball)

Dwyane Wade passed Magic Johnson on NBA all-time playoff scoring list

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With a fadeaway elbow jumper early in the game Monday night, Dwyane Wade moved past Lakers’ legend Magic Johnson into 13th on the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring list.

Wade went off for 30 in the Heat’s overtime win. Plus he had the shot of the night.

Wade has been the best Heat player in this series, averaging 27 points a game and shooting 50 percent, turning back the clock and showing some of the athleticism that helped him lead the Heat to a championship a decade ago. That he’s still doing it now speaks to the kind of longevity that gets you past people like Magic on all-time lists. And it wasn’t just Magic these playoffs, as Tim Reynolds of the AP noted.

Draymond Green on Blazers: “Of course I think they’re done”

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Stephen Curry is back, and with that the Warriors are back.

Does that mean the Trail Blazers are done? Yes.

Do you expect Warriors players to say that? No. But Draymond Green did just that in his postgame press conference, which you can see above. Green had been testy and combative all night, drawing one technical and dancing with another, so this fit in with his evening. What he’s saying has some logic — if you believe in your team, and you’re up 3-1, you have to believe the other team is done. It’s just refreshing and a little surprising to hear a player say that.

Don’t think he was backing down from the statement either; Draymond said he wanted to give them bulletin board material. (As a side note, how is “bulletin board material” still a phrase? I can’t remember the last time I saw a bulletin board in a locker room.)

Somewhere, Steve Kerr is just shaking his head.

Dwyane Wade’s shot sits on rim, quickly spawns jokes on Web

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Miami and Toronto went to overtime — again — on Monday night. However, unlike the NBA’s late game when fans were begging for more Lillard/Curry showdown, the Raptors vs. Heat was sloppy and filled with two teams trying to find their way after the loss of their respective big men (Hassan Whiteside and Jonas Valanciunas).

Nothing summed up this game — or this series — like this shot by Dwyane Wade with a minute to go in overtime.

Twitter turned this into fodder to smack the series around, and just make jokes.

And for the movie buffs…