Steph Curry spices up the Finals

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  • Golden State point guard goes up to 43 points and leads the Warriors to a 97-107 victory in Boston

Steph Curry spices up the Finals

Steph Curry looked His competitive soul this Friday and two days after triggering the alarms due to a foot injury, he sealed the deal. a double double of 43 points and 10 reboundsto give the Golden State Warriors a 107-97 victory over the Celtics at the TD Garden in Boston and match the NBA Finals 2-2.

Curry watered down. Based on triples, the party of the Celtics, who could give a blow to the series in case of victory, and returned. He gave home court advantage to the Warriors, masters of their destiny at the Chase Center. The series, to the best of the seven, will have at least two more chapters. will return this Monday to San Francisco for the fifth game and again to Boston for the sixth. But in case of a tie, the Warriors can play for the fourth ring in eight years at home.

They beat the Celtics led by their brightest star, who ended up on the pitch. with 43 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists, supported by Klay Thompson's 18 and by a struggling Andrew Wiggins in the paint, capable of adding 16 valuable rebounds to his 17 points. The Celtics gave up despite a double double of 23 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists from Jayson Tatum, 21 points and 6 rebounds from Jaylen Brown and 18 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists from Marcus Smart, on a night in which the Dominican Al Horford finished with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

Equality in the Garden

If in the third game the Celtics had had a strong start, when touching an 18-point lead in the second period, this time reigned equality, with small partialsOn both sides, errors and a fight for rebounds that saw no clear winner. Steve Kerr bet by Otto Porter Jr in the opening fifth, although the Saint Louis forward barely scored. two points, captured a rebound and provided an assist in fourteen minutes. Steph Curry wasted no time. in showing that the fear for his foot had already passed and he led & oacute; to his Warriors with twelve points in the first period and 19 at halftime, sparking his team's attacks.

Curry warns…

sealed He made two consecutive three-pointers to make it 23-18, after trailing 6-12, and he shone. along with Andre Wiggins' 11, though the Warriors unusually did more damage in the paint than from the perimeter. The improvable success of him (18 of 49 in the first half) pardon & gué; to some Celtics who fell back into their nightmare, the lost balls. They racked up 10 in the first two quarters alone, though it only cost them 12 points. Tatum and Brown, with 16 and 12 points respectively, allowed Ime Udoka's men to go to the locker room with only a 54-49, a satisfactory margin for the locals considering that the Warriors used to be forceful when it came to punishing rival turnovers in this series (they had 33 after the 18 Celtics turnovers in the second game).

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… and top it off

But local optimism dimmed. in the third quarter, when Curry raised the ball. vertically the level. After a 2 of 6 in triples in the first half, he took out. his best version and connected 4 of 5, scoring 14 points that allowed the Warriors to frustrate, little by little, the resistance of the Celtics. Udoka's men managed to cut their lost balls (only 2), but could do nothing to stop Curry's drive. And it was, once again, a struggling third quarter for the Celtics.

If Brown barely scored three points in that third period, began like a shot in the room, in which he sealed Some spectacular plays, with penetrations and added fouls. excited to the Garden, but he couldn't be the star of the night. Neither he nor a smart pace from the perimeter was enough to contain Curry's monumental night. Supported by Thompson, and without trace of Poole or Green, Curry illuminated with the class of him the most physical and nervous moment of the game and, with two consecutive triples, he threw & oacute; until 94-100 against the Warriors, with 1:42 to play. to the Celtics (97-100), but his team did not return & oacute; to mark and succumbed definitively before the 43 points of a Curry that finished The game of him from the free throw line, receiving chants of 'MVP' from the Warriors fans present in the Garden.