爱思英语编者按:随着从天而降的黄色彩带洒满现场,斯蒂芬·库里右手抱着篮球,左手高高举起,宣告着比赛的胜利。水花兄弟带领卫冕冠军金州勇士队再一次进入了NBA西部决赛。

 
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Stephen Curry raised his left arm in triumph and cradled the game ball in his right as yellow confetti fell.
 
随着从天而降的黄色彩带洒满现场,斯蒂芬·库里右手抱着篮球,左手高高举起,宣告着比赛的胜利。
 
The Splash Brothers are taking defending champion Golden State back to the Western Conference finals for a second straight year.
 
这对水花兄弟带领卫冕冠军金州勇士队再一次进入了NBA西部决赛。
 
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.
 
本场比赛,库里状态稍稍欠佳,克莱·汤普森凭借超强的手感带领勇士队展开攻击。这对水花兄弟双双首发,带领金州勇士队在本周三晚上与开拓者的第五场比赛中以125-121的比分赢得对手,再次闯进西部决赛。
 
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 unanimous MVP in NBA history, also adding 11 assists after returning to the starting lineup for the first time all series because of a knee injury.
 
汤普森全场贡献33分,其中包括6个3分。库里全场共得29分,并在离比赛结束还剩24.9秒之际抢断一球并命中3分。比赛开始前,库里刚刚接过了MVP奖杯,成为了NBA史上第一位全票当选的最有价值球员(MVP)。本场比赛是他自受伤以来第一次作为首发球员参赛,全场投中5个3分,11次助攻。
 
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.
 
特雷蒙德·格林左脚踝的伤势在第四节再次复发。为全力保证勇士队晋级决赛,他仍是全力以赴,全场贡献13分,11个篮板,6次助攻。
 
Damian Lillard scored 28 points and CJ McCollum had 27 for the young Trail Blazers, who overcame an 0-2 deficit to the Clippers in the first round to get this far.
 
达米恩·利拉德共得28分,麦科勒姆贡献27分。在第一轮与快船队的比赛中,开拓者队扭转了开始0-2的颓势,场场拼搏,一直走到现在。
 
The Warriors got past Portland even with Curry missing the first three games as he recovered from a sprained right knee.
 
然而,尽管库里受伤缺席了前三场比赛,开拓者依然还是未能赢过勇士队。
 
"We know what it takes to win in the playoffs," Thompson said. "That might be the closest five-game series of all-time."
 
汤普森表示:“我们知道要如何做才能在最后胜出,这可谓是有史以4-1比赛中最激烈的系列赛了。”
 
Now, Golden State will wait for the conclusion of the Oklahoma City-San Antonio series, led 3-2 by the Thunder. And the banged-up Warriors could use the time to get healthy.
 
勇士队目前正在等候俄克拉荷马雷霆队与圣安东尼奥马刺队的比赛结果。目前是雷霆队3-2暂时领先马刺。几场恶战之后,十分疲累的勇士队刚好可以利用这段时间恢复体力。
 
They lost 7-foot center Andrew Bogut for the second half because of a right leg injury.
 
本场比赛的下半场,勇士队高达7公尺(近2.1米)的中锋——安德鲁 ·博古特右腿受伤。
 
Thompson shot 13 for 17 and became the first player to have at least five 3s in seven straight games, also recording his fourth 30-point game this postseason.
 
汤普森本场比赛17投13中,成为第一位连续7场比赛场均投中至少5个3分的球员,同时也是他季后赛第四场得分在30分以上的比赛。
 
"Klay’s shooting was incredible tonight," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "Then the way Steph finished the game, that step-back shot to put it to a five-point lead was probably a shot only he can make. "
 
勇士队教练史蒂夫·科尔表示:“今天晚上克莱的表现特别精彩,同时库里在比赛最后关头的那一记后撤步命中3分将分差一下子提高到5分,这也只有他能够做到。”
 
The Trail Blazers were 16 of 36 on 3-pointers.
 
开拓者队在3分球上的命中率仅为36投16中。
 
Allen Crabbe, who played at the University of California, scored 20 points.
 
曾在加利福尼亚大学打球的艾伦·克拉布本场比赛共得20分。
 
Green, who blocked a career-high seven shots in Game 4 on Monday, made good on his declaration to eliminate Portland.
 
格林在周一和开拓者的第四场比赛中共盖帽7个,创下了职业生涯中最多的盖帽记录。本场比赛,他也为战胜对手全力拼搏,打出了不俗的成绩。
 
After Game 4, he said: "Do I think they’re done? Of course I think they’re done," which he later acknowledged wasn’t meant as disrespect but rather to fuel his own team.
 
在第四场比赛过后,格林表示:“你问我他们是不是就止步于此了?没错,我认为他们也到时候了。” 后来,格林声明自己这番言论并非是挑衅或不尊重对手,而是想为自己的队伍打气。
 
Curry started for the first time since Game 4 of the first round at Houston, the day he slipped on a wet spot and sprained his knee. He came off the bench in a 132-125 overtime win in Game 4 and scored an NBA-record 17 points in the extra period on the way to 40.
 
自从上一轮和火箭的第四场比赛在球场滑倒扭伤膝盖之后,库里一直休战。上一场比赛是库里复出的第一场比赛。虽然是作为替补队员上场,但库里仅单人就贡献40分,带领队伍以132-125的比分战胜对手,并且凭借加时赛17分的得分创下了NBA记录。
 
The Warriors lost the day after Curry was named MVP last year, falling 97-90 at home to Memphis as Curry went 7 for 19, including 3 of 11 on 3s, for 19 points.
 
去年,在库里被评为MVP之后,勇士队在与孟菲斯灰熊的主场比赛中以90-97的比分输给对手。库里在该场比赛仅仅19投7中,其中3分球的命中率仅为11投3中,全场获得19分。
 
Lillard, an Oakland native, was 7-for-24 shooting in his final game of the season .
 
来自奥克兰的利拉德在本赛季最后一场比赛中仅仅打出24投7中的命中率。
 
"We should be proud of the way we pushed them," Lillard said. "It could easily have been a seven-game series."
 
利拉德表示:“我们应该为全队感到骄傲,虽然原本应该打到7场比赛的。”
 
The 135 combined 3-pointers — 71 by Portland, 64 for Golden State — were most ever in a five-game series.
 
两队在五场比赛中一共投中了135个3分球,其中开拓者命中71个,勇士队命中64个,创下了五场比赛中命中3分最多的记录。