OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 31 points, raising his arms in the early moments to awaken Golden State’s raucous crowd, and the defending champion Warriors staved off elimination with a 120-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
The MVP made a snazzy layup late and dished out six assists, while Klay Thompson added 27 points as Golden State sent the best the best-of-seven series back to Oklahoma City for Game 6 on Saturday night. Golden State trails 3-2 and is trying to become just the 10th team to rally from a 3-1 deficit.
“We’re not going home! We’re not going home!” Curry yelled at the top of his lungs in the waning moments.
Kevin Durant scored 40 points and Russell Westbrook added 31 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Thunder.
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