The Golden State Warriors were unrelenting early on in Game 4 at the Moda Center, putting their foot down on the Portland Trail Blazers' throats and not letting up with a chance to end their opening-round series in a sweep at stake.
They closed out the period with a 45-22 lead, tying the NBA record for the most points in a first quarter in a postseason game, joining the 1985 Los Angeles Lakers, 1986 Dallas Mavericks, and 2015 Houston Rockets.
The Warriors scored the first 12 points of the quarter, and even led 25-5 at one point.
Their 3-point shooting was both accurate and deadly, with the Warriors connecting on 8-of-11 from behind the arc - matching a franchise playoff record for 3-pointers in any quarter.
Leading the way for the Bay Area sharpshooters was reigning back-to-back league MVP Stephen Curry, who scored 12 points in 11 minutes of action, while chipping in four rebounds, five assists, two steals, and three makes from distance.
Klay Thompson and Draymond Green also contributed multiple 3-pointers for a combined 15 points, while Kevin Durant - who returned to the Warriors' lineup following a two-game absence with a calf injury - had seven points during that span.