Nicolas Batum rose his 6’8” body out of his comfortable couch to give Stephen Curry a standing ovation. Although the Frenchman would love nothing more than to partake in the 2022 NBA Finals, with the LA Clippers missing out on the postseason fun after an injury-hit year, Batum has watched closely as all 16 teams have battled it out.
With only two squads remaining, Batum has been on the edge of his seat as the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics have waged an all-out war. Although several notable names, including Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Andrew Wiggins have had their moments in the sun, Curry has consistently dazzled on a nightly basis. Ultimately, although Curry has been mesmerizing, his Game 4 performance left Batum incredulous to what he had just witnessed.
Curry was on fire all game long
Trailing 2-1 with Game 4 on the road, Curry was unwilling to allow his ball club to dig themselves an even deep hole. In front of a raucous and aggressive Boston crowd, Curry went on to score 43 points in a Game 4 win to tie up the series at two games apiece.
The constant jeers, the derogatory curse words, and even the countless middle fingers were all in vain as Curry lit up the scoreboards for the second most points he scored in an NBA Final. Down the stretch, with Boston aiming to close things out, Curry stepped confidently onto the court, defiant and brazen in his approach. The former two-time league MVP led all scores in scoring in the fourth, hitting two of his four attempts from the field, including one 3-pointer and five free throws.
Curry, who’s averaging north of 32 points per game during these current Finals, has led both teams in scoring in every game thus far. Having scored 45 points on Batum and his LA Clippers earlier this year, the lanky defensive specialist knows good and well what Curry is capable of.
Next up for Curry and his Golden State Warriors, will be a Game 5 meeting against the Celtics this coming Monday, June 12th. Should Curry continue to land 3-point bombs ubiquitously – it could lead to his fourth NBA title and first NBA Finals MVP award.