NBA Finals on KAPP-KVEW: Series is even for Game Five following Steph Curry masterclass
SAN FRANCISCO — Home-court advantage has swung back in the favor of the Golden State Warriors following a masterful performance from one of basketball’s greatest showmen in Stephen Curry during Game Four. Curry’s team will host the Boston Celtics for Game Five of the 2022 NBA Finals on KAPP-KVEW (ABC) at 6 p.m. PST.
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Golden State’s leader put on a tour de force with 43 points and 10 rebounds on 53.8% from the floor including a 7-for-14 3-point masterclass. Even as Boston’s prodding defense worked to smother him from beyond the arc and force the ball into someone else’s hands, Curry refused to be denied with acrobatic 3-pointers and advantageous shot opportunities that sealed the Celtics’ fate.
No other Warriors starter shot greater than 41.2% from the field—though forward Andrew Wiggins contributed with some excellent defense and a career-high 16 rebounds in the competition.
Boston, on the other hand, stayed alive with its 3-point shooting. The team shot only five-tenths of a percent better from the field than it did from 3-point territory—a clear discrepancy that would make it difficult for any team to win.
Though Celtics star Jayson Tatum has stuffed the stat sheet, it’s his running-mate Jaylen Brown who has been the more efficient scorer. The sixth-year pro is averaging 22.3 points per game on 44% from the field in the series against tough coverage from Klay Thompson.
Each night, a different player emerges as the catalyst separating a brief margin of error in this fantastic best-of-seven series. Tune into KAPP-KVEW (ABC) on Monday night to see who will come within one game of the coveted Larry O’Brien trophy.
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