The Golden State Warriors have fought hard in Boston to tie the NBA Finals game at 2-2.
One player many NBA fans are focusing on is Stephen Curry.
In Friday night’s win, Curry scored 43 points and had ten rebounds and four assists.
His 43 points were the most he’s scored during this best of seven series against the Boston Celtics.
It also helped the team get a much needed road win to tie the series.
So as the Warriors head back home for game five, can Curry ball out again to give them the lead in the NBA Finals?
Curry Impressed In Game Four After Late Scare In Game Three
Not everything has gone Curry’s way in this NBA Finals series against the Celtics.
He actually had an injury scare late in game three.
Steve Kerr wouldn’t say if Steph Curry was injured or not on that play late in the fourth with Al Horford.
“We’ll know more tomorrow.”
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A scrum for the ball between Al Horford and others led to Curry getting caught up in the action and hurt.
However, Curry didn’t miss a game from what appeared to be a troubling injury to the Warriors’ leader.
He would come back and show nothing can stop him on his quest for another NBA Finals championship.
That passion he has to win helps him power through on the court.
It also gave him the strength to post his best game of the NBA Finals so far.
But will it be enough to help his team overcome a Celtics defense hungry for an NBA title?
Jayson Tatum And Jaylen Brown Look To Be Roadblocks In Curry’s Way
Defense is the biggest thing Boston has over Golden State.
They are showing NBA fans that it’s defenses that win championships.
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However, can the duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown slow down Curry?
The Celtics team posted the second-best defensive rating of all NBA playoff teams with a DEF RTG of 106.2
Their 6.4 blocks per game ranked them third among the NBA playoff teams.
This makes things tough for the Warriors and their leader on the court.
With Tatum having four steals and three blocks in the series, he could be an issue for the Warriors.
Brown could also be an issue for their offense, as he’s recorded two blocks and three steals in the series.
However, that hard-nosed defense is going against a Warriors team who averaged 111.3 points a game.
Could that defense be just enough to hold off Golden State in game five?
Curry And Warriors Look To Home Crowd To Help In Game Five
Having a home-court advantage helps teams sometimes.
The Warriors will look for that crowd to help them in this game.
With the noise of the crowd, and the skill of Curry, the Warriors have a good chance of getting their first lead of the series.
However, it won’t be only on Curry and the fans to win this game.
The Warriors have Draymond Green to help Curry with clearing lanes for him.
But Curry will do the heavy lifting of scoring the bulk of the Warriors points.
It’s something he is accustomed to and doesn’t mind doing with winning games.