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C.J. McCollum

Splash Brothers Curry, Thompson send Warriors to West finals

Stephen Curry raised his left arm in triumph and cradled the game ball in his right as yellow confetti fell.

The Splash Brothers are taking defending champion Golden State back to the Western Conference finals for a second straight year.

Klay Thompson's sweet shooting touch carried the Warriors while Curry was down, and together again in the starting lineup they guided Golden State another step closer to a repeat title with a 125-121 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 5 on Wednesday night.

Thompson scored 33 points with six 3-pointers, while Curry added 29 and sealed it with a 3 with 24.9 seconds left. He finished with five 3s a day after becoming the first...

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