Stephen Curry has delivered terrific performances on the biggest stages throughout his career, but Friday night’s Game 4 may have been his finest moment in the NBA Finals.
The Warriors star scored 43 points on 14-of-26 shooting, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out four assists against the Celtics in a 107-97 victory at TD Garden. Curry became just the third point guard to record a 40-point, 10-rebound game in the NBA Finals (Jerry West and Magic Johnson).
“[There is] a lot of pride in our group,” Curry told ESPN’s Lisa Salters. “[There has been] a lot of talk over the last 48 hours about how we can get back into the series and win in this building. … It’s crazy because I still feel like we can play just a little bit better, but to win on the road and get home-court advantage back, it’s big, big for this group.”
Golden State dominated the last five minutes of a tightly contested game, outscoring Boston 17-3 down the stretch to even the series. Celtics forward Jayson Tatum scored a team-high 23 points in the loss, but he struggled from the field (8-of-23) and turned the ball over six times. The Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Warriors vs. Celtics on Friday. Check out the complete results from Game 4 of the NBA Finals.