OAKLAND, Calif. – Klay Thompson scored 33 points with six 3-pointers, Stephen Curry added 29 and sealed it with a 3 with 24.9 seconds left, and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the Western Conference finals for the second straight season with a 125-121 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
Curry finished with five 3s a day after becoming the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. He added 11 assists after returning to the starting lineup for the first time all series because of a knee injury.
Draymond Green, who had his left ankle re-taped in the fourth quarter, had 13 points, 11 rebounds and six assists after guaranteeing Golden State would advance from this game.
Damian Lillard scored 28 points and CJ McCollum had 27 for the Trail Blazers.
Now, Golden State will wait for the conclusion of the Oklahoma City-San Antonio series, led 3-2 by the Thunder.
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DeMar DeRozan matched a playoff high with 34 points, Kyle Lowry had 25 and Toronto beat Miami to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Bismack Biyombo had 10 points for the Raptors. They can wrap up their first conference finals berth with a win in Game 6 in Miami on Friday.
It was DeRozan's franchise-best 13th 20-point game in the playoffs and his sixth this postseason.
Dwyane Wade scored 20 points for Miami, and Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson each had 13.
Toronto led by 20 in the first half and by 13 to start the fourth quarter before its lead shrunk to 88-87 when Wade made a pair of free throws with 1:54 left. DeRozan made a pair of free throws and, after a Miami turnover, Lowry made a long 3-pointer to put Toronto up 93-87 with 52 seconds left.
DeRozan sealed it by going 4 for 4 on his free throws in the final 21 seconds.