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Warriors beat Blazers 119-117 in OT for NBA Finals berth

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Experience bred confidence for the Golden State Warriors, even when challenged by the upstart Portland Trail Blazers.

No matter how far they were down, they've been through too much to ever think they're out.

''We just really understand what we're capable of on both sides of the basketball,'' Draymond Green said. ''We're never out of the fight. That's just always our mindset.''

The Warriors swept their way to a fifth straight NBA Finals, getting triple-doubles from Stephen Curry and Green in a 119-117 overtime victory on Monday night.

The two-time defending champions overcame a double-digit deficit for the third straight game against the Blazers, back in the conference finals for the first time since 2000.

Green had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, and made a key 3-pointer in overtime. Curry added 37 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. They became the first teammates to have triple-doubles in the same playoff game.

The Warriors will face the winner of the Eastern Conference finals between Toronto and Milwaukee. The Bucks lead that series 2-1 with Game 4 on Tuesday night in Canada.

The Warriors came back from 17 down after erasing an 18-point deficit in Game 3 and a 17-point hole in Game 2.

''We've been here before. We've seen everything, every experience you can imagine. So we relied on that,'' Curry said.

Playing without Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and DeMarcus Cousins, the Warriors became the first team to reach five straight finals since the Boston Celtics went to 10 in a row from 1957-66.

Damian Lillard, playing with separated ribs, had 28 points and 12 assists for Portland. He missed a 3-point attempt as time ran out in the extra period. Meyers Leonard added a career-high 30 points along with 12 rebounds.

The Warriors were up 114-113 in the extra period after Green missed the first of a pair of free throws. CJ McCollum's jumper from out front briefly gave Portland the lead but Alfonzo McKinnie's basket put Golden State back ahead and Green made a 3-pointer to push it to 119-115 with 39 seconds left.

Lillard made a layup and Curry missed a jumper to give Portland back the ball. Facing stifling defense from both Green and Klay Thompson, Lillard couldn't get off a shot but the ball went out of bounds in the scramble. The Blazers got it back with 3.3 seconds left but Lillard's final shot didn't fall.

Blazers coach Terry Stotts was asked if he was expecting another buzzer-beating winner from Lillard, who had a memorable 3-pointer at the buzzer to clinch the first-round series against Oklahoma City.

''Yeah, I did. I thought it was going to - kind of meant to be,'' Stotts said. ''When he shot it, it had a good arc. I thought it had a chance.''

The Blazers stretched the lead to 17 points in the third quarter, but the Warriors went on a 12-0 run to close within 95-90 early in the final period.

Green's long baseline jumper gave the Warriors a 108-106 lead with 3:30 left. Lillard's 3-pointer put the Blazers back ahead and Leonard's dunk extended it to 111-108 with just under 2 minutes to go.

After Thompson's 3-pointer tied it up again both Curry and Lillard missed 3s. Curry made a 3 from the corner with 10.7 seconds left but he was called for traveling first and it didn't count.

Lillard's layup bounced around the rim and out and the game went to overtime.

Iguodala was out because of a sore left calf. The veteran swingman, who is averaging 10.1 points in the playoffs, was hurt in the second half of Saturday's Game 3 victory.

It was not known how long he'd be out, but the Warriors said an MRI Sunday was clear.

Golden State was already missing Durant because of a sore right calf. It's unknown when the two-time NBA Finals MVP will return. Also sitting is Cousins, who injured his left quadriceps in the opening round.

''We've had guys step up all along this entire time and we're going to look forward to those guys continuing to step up, no matter what happens with the injuries that we have,'' Green said. ''You know, we're trying to go win this thing. Never the goal is just to get there.''

Lillard separated his ribs in Game 2 but was playing through the pain. He averaged 33 points in the first-round playoff series against Oklahoma City but struggled against Golden State's defensive focus on him.

Playing with urgency in an elimination game, Portland pulled in front 30-28 in the opening quarter on CJ McCollum's layup and free throw, but Curry answered on the other end with a step-back 3-pointer.

Portland went ahead 59-50 after back-to-back 3-pointers from Leonard, who finished with five 3s in the first half.

Curry hit a 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left in the half to close the Warriors within 69-65 at the break.

Portland pushed the lead to 83-72 on McCollum's 3-pointer. After he made another 3 to push the lead to 91-78, he gestured to the crowd to make noise. McCollum finished with 26 points.

TIP INS:

Warriors: Curry has made a 3-pointer in a playoff-record 106 games. ... Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was among the fans at the game, sitting a few seats down from the Warriors bench. ... Per Elias Sports and the Warriors, Curry had a streak of 81 consecutive free throws made in the fourth quarter and overtime in the postseason - before he missed one with 9:25 left in the game against the Blazers.

Trail Blazers: Leonard, who didn't even play in five of Portland's postseason games, had a playoff-high 16 points in Game 3. After scoring 25 in the first half, fans at the Moda Center chanted his name.

FIVE AIN'T EASY

The Warriors are just the sixth professional team from North America to go to five straight championships, along with the Montreal Canadiens (NHL), Boston Celtics (NBA), Cleveland Browns (NFL), New York Yankees (MLB) and New York Islanders (NHL).

HONORING LOWE

Former Oregon wide receiver Keanon Lowe got a standing ovation when he was introduced to the crowd at the Moda Center in the first quarter. Lowe, a coach at Portland's Parkrose High School, stopped a student who came to the school armed with a shotgun on Friday.

''I saw the look on his face, the look in his eyes, I looked at the gun, I realized it was a real gun and then my instincts just took over,'' Lowe, 27, said about wrestling the gun away from the teenager. Lowe spoke to reporters before the game.

The suspect, 19-year-old Angel Granados-Diaz, pleaded not guilty earlier Monday during a brief court hearing.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:41 +2 Meyers Leonard made layup, assist by CJ McCollum 0-2
11:22 +3 Alfonzo McKinnie made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 3-2
11:08 +2 Meyers Leonard made dunk, assist by Maurice Harkless 3-4
10:51 +3 Klay Thompson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 6-4
10:37 +3 Damian Lillard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by CJ McCollum 6-7
10:27 +2 Jordan Bell made driving layup, assist by Stephen Curry 8-7
10:04   Maurice Harkless missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:02   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
9:49   Klay Thompson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:47   Defensive rebound by Maurice Harkless  
9:38   CJ McCollum missed jump shot  
9:36   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
9:30 +2 Alfonzo McKinnie made driving dunk, assist by Stephen Curry 10-7
9:09 +2 Meyers Leonard made jump shot, assist by CJ McCollum 10-9
8:57 +2 Stephen Curry made finger-roll layup 12-9
8:57   Shooting foul on Meyers Leonard  
8:57 +1 Stephen Curry made free throw 13-9
8:35 +3 CJ McCollum made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Damian Lillard 13-12
8:20 +2 Klay Thompson made jump shot, assist by Jordan Bell 15-12
7:58   Klay Thompson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:55   Defensive rebound by CJ McCollum  
7:47 +2 CJ McCollum made jump shot 15-14
7:37 +2 Klay Thompson made driving layup, assist by Jordan Bell 17-14
7:26 +2 Maurice Harkless made dunk, assist by Damian Lillard 17-16
7:15 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 20-16
6:50   CJ McCollum missed jump shot  
6:45   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
6:42   Alfonzo McKinnie missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:42   GS team rebound  
6:42 +1 Alfonzo McKinnie made 2nd of 2 free throws 21-16
6:21 +2 Damian Lillard made driving layup 21-18
6:05   Out of bounds turnover on Draymond Green  
5:39   Offensive rebound by Maurice Harkless  
5:32 +2 Jordan Bell made dunk 23-18
5:17 +2 Damian Lillard made jump shot, assist by Meyers Leonard 23-20
5:08 +2 Jordan Bell made reverse layup, assist by Draymond Green 25-20
4:53   Offensive rebound by Damian Lillard  
4:36 +3 Klay Thompson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 28-23
4:08   Offensive rebound by Maurice Harkless  
4:08 +2 Maurice Harkless made dunk 28-25
4:08   Shooting foul on Draymond Green  
4:06   Defensive rebound by Kevon Looney  
3:48   Alfonzo McKinnie missed floating jump shot  
3:46   Defensive rebound by Damian Lillard  
3:35 +2 Meyers Leonard made turnaround jump shot, assist by Damian Lillard 28-27
3:28   Alfonzo McKinnie missed driving layup  
3:26   Defensive rebound by Meyers Leonard  
3:23   Shooting foul on Kevon Looney  
3:23 +1 CJ McCollum made free throw 28-30
3:11 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. jump shot 31-30
2:40 +2 Draymond Green made turnaround jump shot 33-32
2:24   Traveling violation turnover on Zach Collins  
2:07   Bad pass turnover on Draymond Green, stolen by Rodney Hood  
1:58   Meyers Leonard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:56   Defensive rebound by Stephen Curry  
1:47   Draymond Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:44   Defensive rebound by Meyers Leonard  
1:27   Rodney Hood missed turnaround jump shot  
1:24   Offensive rebound by Rodney Hood  
1:09   Zach Collins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:07   Defensive rebound by Kevon Looney  
0:46 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 36-32
0:31 +3 Meyers Leonard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Damian Lillard 36-35
0:13   Draymond Green missed driving layup, blocked by Zach Collins  
0:10   Defensive rebound by Meyers Leonard  
0:06   Defensive rebound by Stephen Curry  
0:03   Personal foul on Seth Curry  
0:01   Stephen Curry missed 3-pt. turnaround jump shot  
0:00   GS team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:36   Defensive rebound by Enes Kanter  
11:26   Enes Kanter missed floating jump shot  
11:24   Defensive rebound by Kevon Looney  
11:15   Traveling violation turnover on Quinn Cook  
10:58 +1 Seth Curry made free throw 36-36
10:45   Zach Collins missed driving layup  
10:45   GS team rebound  
10:20 +2 Kevon Looney made hook shot 38-36
10:02 +2 Zach Collins made dunk, assist by Seth Curry 38-38
9:44 +2 Shaun Livingston made jump shot, assist by Jonas Jerebko 40-38
9:20   Evan Turner missed jump shot  
9:18   Defensive rebound by Kevon Looney  
8:56   Defensive rebound by Seth Curry  
8:46   Personal foul on Klay Thompson  
8:30   Defensive rebound by Andrew Bogut  
8:20   Lost ball turnover on Quinn Cook, stolen by Enes Kanter  
8:16   Lost ball turnover on Seth Curry, stolen by Klay Thompson  
8:12 +2 Quinn Cook made layup 42-38
7:54   CJ McCollum missed floating jump shot  
7:50   Offensive rebound by Enes Kanter  
7:50 +2 Enes Kanter made dunk 42-40
7:38   Offensive rebound by Andrew Bogut  
7:36 +2 Shaun Livingston made floating jump shot, assist by Andrew Bogut 44-40
7:20 +2 Evan Turner made driving layup, assist by Rodney Hood 44-42
7:00   Andrew Bogut missed hook shot  
6:50 +2 Enes Kanter made jump shot, assist by Evan Turner 44-44
6:32   Quinn Cook missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:27   Lost ball turnover on Jonas Jerebko, stolen by Rodney Hood  
6:24   Personal foul on Andrew Bogut  
6:09 +2 CJ McCollum made floating jump shot 44-46
5:50   Offensive rebound by Jonas Jerebko  
5:45   POR team rebound  
5:31   Shooting foul on Andrew Bogut  
5:31 +1 Damian Lillard made 1st of 2 free throws 44-47
5:31 +1 Damian Lillard made 2nd of 2 free throws 44-48
5:23 +2 Andrew Bogut made driving dunk, assist by Stephen Curry 46-48
5:10   Evan Turner missed fade-away jump shot  
4:55 +2 Andrew Bogut made alley-oop shot, assist by Draymond Green 48-48
4:32 +2 Enes Kanter made jump shot 48-50
4:08   Alfonzo McKinnie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:05   Defensive rebound by Evan Turner  
4:00 +3 CJ McCollum made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Evan Turner 48-53
3:45 +2 Klay Thompson made jump shot, assist by Stephen Curry 50-53
3:27 +3 Meyers Leonard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by CJ McCollum 50-56
3:08 +3 Meyers Leonard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Damian Lillard 50-59
2:53 +2 Stephen Curry made jump shot 52-59
2:27   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
2:23   Klay Thompson missed jump shot  
2:20   Defensive rebound by Meyers Leonard  
2:07   Shooting foul on Rodney Hood  
2:07 +1 Stephen Curry made 1st of 3 free throws 53-61
2:07 +1 Stephen Curry made 2nd of 3 free throws 54-61
2:07 +1 Stephen Curry made 3rd of 3 free throws 55-61
1:48 +2 Meyers Leonard made floating jump shot, assist by CJ McCollum 55-63
1:46   Traveling violation turnover on Stephen Curry  
1:38 +3 Damian Lillard made 3-pt. jump shot 55-66
1:28   Personal foul on Rodney Hood  
1:22   Traveling violation turnover on Klay Thompson  
1:10   Damian Lillard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:54 +2 Alfonzo McKinnie made dunk, assist by Draymond Green 57-66
0:28 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. jump shot 60-69
0:10   Bad pass turnover on Damian Lillard, stolen by Stephen Curry  
0:09   Clear path foul on Damian Lillard  
0:09 +1 Stephen Curry made 1st of 2 free throws 61-69
0:09 +1 Stephen Curry made 2nd of 2 free throws 62-69
0:00   Bad pass turnover on Meyers Leonard, stolen by Jonas Jerebko  
0:00   GS team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:41   Jordan Bell missed jump shot  
11:38   Defensive rebound by Al-Farouq Aminu  
11:26   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
11:16   Klay Thompson missed jump shot  
11:13   Defensive rebound by Meyers Leonard  
10:56 +2 Damian Lillard made floating jump shot 65-71
10:47   Shooting foul on Meyers Leonard  
10:47   GS team rebound  
10:47   Jordan Bell missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:47 +1 Jordan Bell made 2nd of 2 free throws 66-71
10:28   Al-Farouq Aminu missed layup, blocked by Draymond Green  
10:27   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
10:16 +2 Draymond Green made driving layup, assist by Stephen Curry 68-71
9:59   Shooting foul on Draymond Green  
9:59 +1 Maurice Harkless made 1st of 2 free throws 68-72
9:56   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
9:39 +3 Damian Lillard made 3-pt. jump shot 70-75
9:25   Stephen Curry missed layup, blocked by Al-Farouq Aminu  
9:16   Defensive rebound by Stephen Curry  
9:00 +2 Klay Thompson made jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 72-75
8:42 +3 CJ McCollum made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Damian Lillard 72-78
8:28   Stephen Curry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:01   Alfonzo McKinnie missed layup  
8:00   Defensive rebound by Maurice Harkless  
7:52 +3 CJ McCollum made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Maurice Harkless 72-83
7:32   Offensive foul on Klay Thompson  
7:32   Turnover on Klay Thompson  
7:11   Damian Lillard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:55 +2 Draymond Green made dunk, assist by Klay Thompson 74-83
6:33   Klay Thompson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:30   Defensive rebound by Meyers Leonard  
6:19 +2 Damian Lillard made reverse layup, assist by CJ McCollum 74-85
6:12   Bad pass turnover on Draymond Green, stolen by Meyers Leonard  
6:12   Personal foul on Alfonzo McKinnie  
5:54   Damian Lillard missed floating jump shot  
5:51   Defensive rebound by Kevon Looney  
5:37   Offensive rebound by Stephen Curry  
5:33   Stephen Curry missed finger-roll layup  
5:32   Offensive rebound by Stephen Curry  
5:29 +1 Draymond Green made 1st of 2 free throws 75-85
5:29 +1 Draymond Green made 2nd of 2 free throws 76-85
5:10   Bad pass turnover on Maurice Harkless, stolen by Draymond Green  
5:08   Personal foul on CJ McCollum  
5:00   Defensive rebound by CJ McCollum  
4:45   Defensive rebound by Klay Thompson  
4:34 +2 Stephen Curry made reverse layup, assist by Draymond Green 78-85
4:13 +3 Rodney Hood made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Damian Lillard 78-88
4:01   Offensive foul on Draymond Green  
4:01   Turnover on Draymond Green  
3:38 +3 CJ McCollum made 3-pt. jump shot 78-91
3:23   Personal foul on Damian Lillard  
3:09   Stephen Curry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:07   Defensive rebound by Damian Lillard  
3:01 +2 Damian Lillard made layup 78-93
2:47   POR team rebound  
2:31   CJ McCollum missed jump shot  
2:28   Defensive rebound by Shaun Livingston  
2:02   Defensive rebound by Evan Turner  
1:55 +2 Meyers Leonard made jump shot, assist by Damian Lillard 78-95
1:42 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. jump shot 81-95
1:16   Evan Turner missed turnaround jump shot  
1:14   Defensive rebound by Stephen Curry  
1:05 +2 Draymond Green made driving layup, assist by Shaun Livingston 83-95
0:43   Bad pass turnover on Meyers Leonard, stolen by Draymond Green  
0:35 +2 Shaun Livingston made floating jump shot, assist by Quinn Cook 85-95
0:15   Bad pass turnover on Evan Turner, stolen by Kevon Looney  
0:15   Personal foul on Evan Turner  
0:15 +1 Kevon Looney made 1st of 2 free throws 86-95
0:15 +1 Kevon Looney made 2nd of 2 free throws 87-95
0:00   Evan Turner missed driving layup, blocked by Shaun Livingston  

4th Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:39   Rodney Hood missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:36   Defensive rebound by Stephen Curry  
11:22   Defensive rebound by Zach Collins  
11:11   Out of bounds turnover on Evan Turner  
11:02 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. jump shot 90-95
10:37 +2 Zach Collins made jump shot, assist by Seth Curry 90-97
10:37   Shooting foul on Shaun Livingston  
10:37 +1 Zach Collins made free throw 90-98
10:26   Jonas Jerebko missed jump shot  
10:09 +3 Zach Collins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rodney Hood 90-101
10:04   Personal foul on Rodney Hood  
10:00 +2 Shaun Livingston made dunk, assist by Stephen Curry 92-101
9:34   Rodney Hood missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:33   Offensive rebound by Evan Turner  
9:29   Defensive rebound by Andrew Bogut  
9:25   Shooting foul on Zach Collins  
9:25   GS team rebound  
9:25   Stephen Curry missed 1st of 3 free throws  
9:25 +1 Stephen Curry made 2nd of 3 free throws 93-101
9:25 +1 Stephen Curry made 3rd of 3 free throws 94-101
9:01   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
8:49   Out of bounds turnover on Klay Thompson  
8:32   Damian Lillard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:30   GS team rebound  
8:22   Turnover on Draymond Green  
8:22   Offensive foul on Draymond Green  
8:08   CJ McCollum missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:04   Defensive rebound by Klay Thompson  
7:57   Personal foul on Klay Thompson  
7:49   Personal foul on Andrew Bogut  
7:36   Zach Collins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:36   GS team rebound  
7:28   Stephen Curry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:27   Defensive rebound by Zach Collins  
7:23   Personal foul on Andrew Bogut  
7:14   Defensive rebound by Kevon Looney  
7:08 +2 Kevon Looney made layup, assist by Draymond Green 96-101
6:57   Personal foul on Kevon Looney  
6:57 +1 Meyers Leonard made 1st of 2 free throws 96-102
6:57   Meyers Leonard missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
6:54   Defensive rebound by Klay Thompson