“我的意思是, this was nearly a must-win game,” Thompson told reporters. “And to go out there and shoot as efficiently as he did, and grab 10 rebounds and they were attacking him on defense — 我的意思是, his conditioning is second to none in this league.
“Steph played incredible … Come Game 5, we’re going to have to help him out. Asking him to score 43 nightly is ridiculous.
“It’s just special to watch what he does,” Thompson added. “He does it so often that you kind of take it for granted, but I’m mesmerized just like the rest of the crowd was. It looks effortless.”
But Curry, who had 10 rebounds and five assists, wasn’t drawn into ranking his individual Finals displays.
“I don’t rate my performances. I just want to win the game,” Curry told reporters.
然而, as has been the case for much of this Finals series, Curry was once again let down by star teammates Thompson and Draymond Green.
Green in particular has come in for heavy criticism from fans and pundits, with some suggesting he seems more concerned with trying to rile up opponents than he does with his performances on the court.
Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 23 点数, 11 rebounds and six assists, while Jaylen Brown posted 21 点数, six rebound and two assists.
It was just a three-point game going into the final 90 seconds after Al Horford hit a huge three, but the Celtics’ offense went stale in the closing stages and they failed to register another point.
The teams now head back to San Francisco for Game 5 在星期一晚上, as the Warriors look to make the most of regaining home court advantage.