Stephen Curry recorded 43 points and 10 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors drew two games in the NBA Finals with a 107-97 win over host Boston Celtics in Game 4 on Friday night.
Curry made 14 field-goal attempts out of 26 – including 7 out of 14 from the 3-point range – he was injured late in the 3rd game while walking comfortably on his left foot. His previous high in this year’s post season was 34.
Clay Thompson contributed 18 points and Andrew Wiggins 17 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for the Warriors. Jordan Pool added 14 points for Golden State.
Jason Tatum had 23 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots. Jillian Brown added 21 points, Marcus Smart added 18, Derrick White collected 16 for Boston and Robert Williams III added 12 rebounds.
Game 5 of the Best-Seven Series on Monday in San Francisco.
Golden State finished the game with a 17-3 lead in the last five minutes.
5:18 Smart draws a 3-pointer to give Boston a 94-90 lead with the rest remaining, but the Warriors respond with 10 points in a row. Wiggins scored on a putback, Thompson hit a 3-pointer and Curry sank a floater for a 97-94 edge for 3:49 play.
Neither team scored more than two minutes before Curry finished his seventh 3-pointer to make it six points to 1:42.
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Al Harford ended the Celtics’ drought by hitting a 3-pointer to the left at 1:32. However, Kevin Looney of Golden State made a layout for 1:04 play and Curry sank 5 of 6 free throws to seal it.
Golden State has 44 percent of its shots and 15 of the 43 (34.9 percent) were behind the arc. Looney has occupied 11 boards.
The Celtics shot 40 percent from the field, including 15 of 38 (39.5 percent) from the 3-point range.
The Warriors tied the score at 54 with the first five points in the third quarter, but Boston responded with a 9-2 push to take the lead to seven.
Curry scored 14 points in the quarter and made four 3-pointers, three of which came in the final 4:19. The latter stunned Golden State with 57.5 seconds left in 79-78.
Tatum had 16 points as the Celtics led 54-49 at halftime. Curry scored 19 before the break for the Warriors.
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