The Golden State Warriors did what it took to regain the home spot, beating the Boston Celtics in Game 4 to reach the 2022 Finals 2-2 with two of their last three games in San Francisco.
The Dubs are 10-1 at the Chase Center this season, with their only loss coming in a Game 1 collapse against these Celtics. The last time these two teams fought at bay, Golden State destroyed Boston in Game 2. If these dubs defeat the Eastern Conference champions in Game 5, it will go a long way towards ending this season with a title.
And to do that, they’ll have to further restrict Boston’s star Jayson Tatum. This proud student of Kobe Bryant followed his team’s call in the Eastern Conference playoffs but struggled in the Finals. According to the sports news:
To no one’s surprise, Andrew Wiggins was Tatum’s main defender in the final. According to the NBA’s matchup data, Wiggins was matched to Tatum for about 32 minutes, limiting him to 34 points in 13-for-39 shooting from the field.
The Celtics haven’t been shy about chasing Mismatch, and the Warriors have made more substitutions than expected. The likes of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevon Looney have also spent time guarding Tatum.
Meanwhile, Golden State star Stephen Curry delivers a scoring frenzy of epic proportions after swamping Boston’s home fans with 43 points in the Game 4 win.
Steph Curry Finals four-game average:
◽️ 34.3 PPG
◽️ 6.3 Roleplay
◽️ 2.0 SPG
◽️ 50.0 FG%
◽️ 49.0 3P% pic.twitter.com/BjT6uDhwxR
— The Athlete (@TheAthletic) June 11, 2022
Can curry continue its hot phase? And can the dubs keep Tatum on hold? The Warriors are -160 on the moneyline, per draft kings.
June 13, 2022 | 6:00 p.m
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