The Golden State Warriors mounted a stunning comeback without MVP Steph Curry to beat the Portland Trailblazers and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven second-round playoff.
The defending NBA champions trailed their visitors for the majority of the match at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Damian Lillard’s three pointer to beat the third-quarter buzzer put Portland 11 points ahead.
The Warriors however were not going to roll over and began a spirited comeback.
Klay Thomspon capped off a fine run with a three-pointer with six minutes remaining to tie the game.
Thompson was at it again from the field moments later to hand Golden State it’s first lead of the evening.
He would eventually finish the night with a game-high 27 points.
Shaun Livingston – in for the injured Curry – scored 14 points for his fifth double-digit performance during these playoffs as Golden State finished strongly to see out a 110-99 victory.
Game three of the Western Conference playoff is on Saturday in Portland with a fit-again Curry expected to feature.