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Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

With the potential for a nine-day break if the Warriors can complete a sweep of the Blazers, Steve Kerr is pushing hard to win Monday's Game 4. Stephen Curry has played the entire second half so far, as both he and Klay Thompson -- who rested at the end of the third quarter -- are on the court to start the fourth.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Meyers Leonard scored just two points on two shot attempts in the third quarter, but the Portland offense shifted to the backcourt as the Blazers opened up a 95-87 lead over the Warriors heading to the final period of Monday's Game 4. CJ McCollum (11) and Damian Lillard (9) combined for 20 of Portland's 29 points in the third quarter, taking advantage of the space Leonard's scoring helped provide.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

A loud "Meyers Leonard" chant broke out during a replay review just before halftime of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, and it was well deserved. The Portland center, whose season high was 19 points entering Monday, broke out for a 25-point first half. It was all working for Leonard, who made five of six 3-pointers and also finished well in the paint. Despite a late flurry by Stephen Curry, the Blazers lead the Warriors at halftime for the third consecutive game, 69-65.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Meyers Leonard's strong play as a surprise starter in Game 3 has carried over to Game 4. Leonard had 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the first quarter, including a pair of 3s. It's the highest-scoring playoff quarter of Leonard's career, per ESPN Stats & Info. Yet the Warriors still lead Portland 36-35 after one on the strength of 70 percent shooting, plus 6-of-10 accuracy from long distance.