In the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, Stephen Curry did all he could to standout and inspire the Golden State Warriors to victory and a tie in the series. Curry played an incredible game with 43 points, ten rebounds, and four assists, which is the most points he has ever scored in a finals game. He scored 47 points against the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 finals.
Curry Broke a Few Records in the Process
- Curry becomes the first player in NBA Finals history to make five or more three-pointers in four consecutive games.
- At TD Garden, Steph Curry was the Warriors’ lifeline, scoring 43 points, 24 of which came in the second half.
- Only LeBron James (21), Michael Jordan (18), and Shaquille O’Neal (14) had more 20-point halves in Finals history than Curry (11).
- Steph Curry has made 80 or more three-pointers in a postseason for the fourth time in his career. All other athletes in NBA history have combined for at least 80 three-pointers in the postseason (Klay Thompson in 2016).
- Klay Thompson (two games): 06/07/2019 – 06/10/2019 became the second player in NBA history to have 6+ 3pt FGM in back-to-back Finals games.
- He is the second-oldest athlete in NBA Finals history to post a 40-10 game, behind only LeBron James in 2020, at 34 years and 88 days (at age 35 yrs-284 days).
- Curry’s 13th Finals game with 30 or more points ties him for eighth all-time with Kobe Bryant. He also set a record by scoring 40 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and hitting seven three-pointers in a Finals game.
- At the age of 34, Stephen Curry joins LeBron James and Michael Jordan as the only athletes in NBA history to score 40 points or more in a Finals game.
- Kevin Durant (2018), LeBron James (2020), and Stephen Curry (2019) are the only players in NBA Finals history to score 40 points, ten rebounds, and shoot six threes (2022).
The Golden State Warriors Set Some Records as Well:
- Curry, Thompson, and Green now have 19 NBA Finals victories, tying Duncan, Ginobli, and Parker of the San Antonio Spurs.
- The Warriors have now won 27 consecutive postseason series on the road. This is an NBA record.
- In Game 4, Andrew Wiggins had 17 points and 16 rebounds. Nate Thurmond, the last Warrior to put up those statistics in a #NBAFinals game, did so in 1967.
- Draymond Green passed Gary Payton and comrade Andre Iguodala for the 24th most career interceptions in the NBA Playoffs with his three interceptions in Game 4.