NBA Finals: Curry drops 43, Warriors even series with Boston

Stephen Curry’s magical performance helps Golden State tie series with Boston. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff via

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

Stephen Curry never fails to amaze.

In a pivotal Game 4 of the NBA Finals where the Golden State Warriors couldn’t afford to go down 3-1, superstar Stephen Curry put on a performance for the ages and went straight berserk mode to lead his team in a come-from-behind 107-97 win.

The NBA’s best-shooter of all time uncorked 43 big points built from seven made three-pointers out of 14 attempts and shot a decent 14/26 from the field.

Since Game 1 of the finals, Curry proved that the physical Boston defense would be no match against his offensive prowess and continued to display a stellar shooting performance.

Game 4 wasn’t a walk in the park for Curry and Golden State as they found themselves trying to overcome another deficit to pull off the much-needed win.

The Celtics were the ones who dictated the pace of the game from the get-go after sticking mainly to their philosophy of taking advantage of their edge in the paint and continued to attack the smaller Golden State for most of their possessions.

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum took advantage of their matchups which allowed them to hold the lead in the first three quarters.

Every time Curry and the Warriors went on an offensive barrage, the resilient Boston squad would always answer back and built a seven-point lead in the second quarter.

However, head coach Steve Kerr and Golden State suddenly flipped the switch in the second half as the game turned into a nip-and-tuck affair.

Andrew Wiggins became the Warriors’ biggest testament of heart over height as he battled Robert Williams and Al Horford in the paint and chipped in 17 points and 16 rebounds.

With the game deadlocked at 86-all during the 7:50 mark, Brown, Boston’s ever-reliable offensive weapon, scored five straight points to give his team a 91-86 advantage.

Golden State answered back with their own series of clutch shots as Klay Thompson and Wiggins scored their last nine points that helped them regain the lead, 95-94, with four minutes left in the dogfight.

Unfortunately, the Celtics were cold as ice from the field in the last four minutes and managed to score only three points off a Horford trey with 1:33 remaining that trimmed the Warriors’ lead to just three, 100-97.

Boston never scored a basket again and fumbled a critical possession when Brown lost his grasp of the ball and saw the pumped-up Golden State drain clutch free throws that extended their lead to 10 points.

The series will shift back to Golden State for Game 5 where the Warriors will look to become the first team to win back-to-back games.