Jakarta (ANTARA) – Stephen Curry scored 43 points as he led the Golden State Warriors to win the fourth game of the NBA Finals with a score of 107-97 over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden, Massachussets, Friday local time (Saturday WIB), to draw the series to a 2-2 draw. .
Curry completed his highest form in the playoffs this season by securing 10 rebounds. He also contributed half of the 10-0 streak that grabbed the Warriors in the latter half of the fourth quarter to overturn four points from the Celtics to a 100-94 advantage. During the same period, the Celtics failed to convert any of their open attempts.
Klay Thompson added 18 points for the Warriors, Andrew Wiggins doubled 17 points and 16 rebounds, Jordan Poole scored 14 points off the bench and Kevon Looney contributed 11 rebounds.
Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 23 points and 11 rebounds, followed by Jaylen Brown who had 21 points, 18 from Marcus Smart, and Derrick White’s 16 points, according to the NBA’s official website.
During the first three quarters the two teams took turns taking the lead nine times, but the margin of advantage was never more than seven points.
The Warriors’ trend of dominating points in the third quarter continued with 30-24, but the difference continued to be trimmed compared to the previous three games.
Curry’s injury suffered in the previous game was apparently not enough to stop the 34-year-old star’s scintillating form and he scored the triple with 58.5 seconds remaining in the third quarter to give the Warriors a 79-78 lead over the Celtics.
A three-pointer from Smart put the Celtics ahead 94-90 with five minutes and 18 seconds remaining, but the Warriors responded with a streak of 10 points without Curry’s triple with one minute 42 seconds remaining to take a 100-94 lead.
The Celtics’ comeback effort with remaining time was fruitless and Curry closed the game with two free throws to seal the Warriors’ 107-97 victory.
The Warriors brought home a 2-2 draw and will rely on the Chase Center atmosphere to try to hold on to their first series advantage in the NBA Finals when they host the Celtics in the fifth game, Monday (13/6) local time.
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