Chef Curry serves up a late platter of buckets to seal the victory for Golden State 101-98
San Francisco- Stephen Curry comes alive in the fourth quarter and lifts the Warriors to a thrilling victory.
Without JA Morant in the line-up in Game 4 with a knee injury, it looked like Golden State would walk away with a 3-1 lead at the end of the game. Prior to tip-off, the NBA announced Golden State's head coach Steve Kerr tested positive for Covid-19 and Mike Brown would step in to coach.
Golden State started the game very slow with five turnovers and was building a house of bricks inside the painted area. Maybe, it was Steven Adams's height, but it was affecting the Warriors offense. They had a hard time hitting shots in rhythm and their three point shot was hiding from hitting the net. The Warriors were 0 out of 10 from behind the arc at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter looked like a pick up game at the YMCA. Both teams turned the ball over, was playing one on one ball, and had a series of missing the basket very bad. Despite shooting the ball at 35% from the field, Golden State did a decent job with making life difficult for Memphis and was only down 41-38 at the half.
Golden State continued to struggle in the second half. Stephen Curry did a little damage to Memphis and was one of the factors with keeping the Warriors hanging around. Each time it seemed like Golden State would get on a run, Desmond Bane and the pesky Grizzles would maul the Warriors back with a sit down three or a straight body to body basket. Klay Thompson and Chef Curry started to come alive late. Both players hit some crucial shots to make it an interesting. Down by one with .45 seconds left in regulation, Curry hit two free throws to go up one, which was their first lead of the night. On the next possession, Curry got fouled again on a rebound and extend Golden State's lead to three. Draymond Green put the game away with a crucial block to escape an upset game.
Curry finished with 32 points and becomes the first NBA player to score 500 three points in post season play.