With a sizzling performance in Game 4 of the NBA Finals On Friday night, Steph Curry firmly entrenched himself in the Finals Most Valuable Player conversation.
Curry is coming off a 43-point effort on 14-of-26 shooting from the floor with seven triples from beyond the arc in Golden State’s Game 4 win at Boston. In addition to catching fire with his sweater, the reigning Western Conference Finals MVP smashed the 10-plank window Friday night at TD Garden.
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After his blowout in Game 4, Curry landed at No. 1 on NBA.com NBA Finals MVP Ladder.
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What can we say that we don’t already have regarding Curry’s nearly flawless performance in Game 4? We saw where it was heading early on when the playmaker hit a first 3 that forced a Celtics timeout. It just continued into a 14-point third quarter and then into a super-efficient final frame as Golden State went on a 17-3 run in the final five minutes. You could legitimately argue that Curry has already won NBA Finals MVP just four games in this series. But of course, we still have to let that play out on the court as we get back to the heart of that dogfight of an NBA Finals on Monday at Chase Center.
Over four NBA Finals games, Curry averaged 34.3 points on 50% shooting from the field and 49% from long range, along with 6.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and two steals in 37.1 minutes per game.
Curry will have the chance to build on his NBA Finals MVP bid on Monday against the Celtics. Game 5 is scheduled to start Monday night in San Francisco at 6:00 p.m. PT.