TheBuilt a dynasty with a beautiful brand basketball that was based on creativity, movement, passing, and creativity. The Warriors were down 2-1 and desperate to win on hostile ground at Boston's TD Garden. They displayed very little of that choreography but still managed to pull off a victory. Knot the As the series returns to San Francisco, Game 5 will be played on Monday. ).
The Warriors were a team that shared the ball as a core quality, and relied heavily on it.Once again. On Friday night, the two-time MVP was spectacular. Curry was brilliant against the NBA's top-ranked defensive team that had zeroed in upon the game's most famous shooter. He found the smallest spaces against the Celtics' pick and roll coverage to launch looping shots long distance and acrobatic runners from the dribble, finding the smallest gaps. Curry finished with 43 points, shooting 14-for-26, including 7 for-14 from beyond the arc and 8 for-9 from the line. The smallest starter of either team also took 10 rebounds in 41 minutes.
Although the Warriors have had a long history of being dynastic, they have struggled with consistent shot creation without Curry. Golden State has relied heavily on Curry and used a traditional pick-and roll game to maximize its shot opportunities. Curry was tireless in Game 4 against all odds, and the Celtics' strong defense provided few opportunities for him to score.
Curry's Game 4 was a display of both dramatic timeliness and prolific volume. Curry's step-back 3-pointer, which he took off a bounce pass return, was his best.Within two minutes, the Warriors had a six-point lead and were able to silence the boisterous Garden crowd.
Curry's seventh Finals game was Friday night, with seven 3-pointers. Only a single player in NBA history has more than one (Ray Allen with a pair), according to ESPN's Stats & Information. Game 4 was his second highest Finals game output and the first time since 2006 that a guard scored a 40-point, 10 rebound line.
The Warriors produced a great play from their trademark playbook in the final minutes. However, Curry was unable to escape Green's screen and the Celtics caught Curry. Curry, as he has done so many times in this era, sent a pass to the double-team, which was found by Green. Warriors ballet, which pushed the Warriors lead up to five points, with less than a minute remaining.
The Celtics led the entire game and looked like they were about to get their long-awaited signature performance.The average scoring percentage for the first three games was 48.4%, and he had scored 22 points per game. Tatum and Solid efforts were made — assertive, decisive attacks and smart playmaking. The Celtics lost the fourth quarter by 19 points. Golden State won the game with a 17-3 run. They missed seven of their last eight shots.
Curry will certainly have Game 4 in his scrapbook. However, it wasn't necessarily relevant for the Warriors' time capsule. Green struggled and was on the bench most of the fourth quarter. WhileHe missed a crucial 3-pointer, but he struggles to find the right look. Swingman . (2 points, 2-for-2 shooting), who started at center He couldn't provide the same timely offense as he had in previous postseason games. The 20 assists overall are an insignificant number for a team who won championships with the pass.
The Warriors will return to San Francisco as series favorites for the first week in a row, despite the many unsightly shortcomings and lingering problems. Curry is one those NBA players that can make you forget all the negatives and rejoice in what's great.