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Warriors seal Game 4 victory with an epic Steph Curry performance, tie series 2-2

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BOSTON (Diya TV) — The Warriors, seal Game 4 victory with a vintage Stephen Curry performance, evened up the NBA Finals in an absolute thriller, winning 107-97.

The start of the game saw both teams match each other pound for pound with Boston ultimately taking the first quarter by a single point. There were notions before the game about Curry having a foot sprain, but he quickly laid those doubts to rest. He began to heat up in the first quarter (and talked some trash along the way). Conversely, Draymond Green continued his finals performance with more fouls than points. Robert Williams III showed off his skills as a rim protector on defense, which was a missing piece for the Celtics up until the point of Williams’ return. In the first half, Curry and Jayson Tatum battled against each other in classic star matchup fashion with Curry scoring 19 and Tatum going for 16. Tatum was money from beyond the arc (made 3 out of his 4 three-point attempts), just like he’s been all Finals as he’s been shooting 48% on 3’s.

The officiating in the first half was questionable, especially in the second quarter when Payton Pritchard clearly traveled and yet a foul was called instead. This set off Warriors HC Steve Kerr and his temper led to him getting a technical foul. For a non-call to be that egregious and then to double down by giving Kerr the technical foul is asinine and something that certainly sparked controversy. Attention was also brought to the Celtics free throw attempts versus the Warriors (15 and 5 respectively) even with both teams attacking the basket often. Despite this disparity, the Warriors were able to keep it within 5 at the end of the half.

More Curry magic continued in the second half with him carrying the team on his back, in essence. 43 points highlight the stat line but when watching the game, it was clear as day that he was really the only dependable source of scoring throughout the ballgame for the Dubs. With 7 threes made tonight, we saw the greatest shooter in league history go to work and will his team to victory. In the biggest stage of basketball, Curry made his mark once again.

The Celtics now face a daunting Game 5 heading to San Francisco. Winning both games on their home court would have all but sealed a championship for them. But now, the door has not only creaked, but swung wide open. The #1 defense in the NBA will gameplan to try and find answers for Curry. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown will be facing a challenging environment in Chase Center, but one they are familiar with. 

Meanwhile, the Warriors will look to capitalize off the momentum and adrenaline this win has given them. Off the heels of a classic performance, Curry will try to carry on his titanium-strong Finals MVP case. Draymond Green, coming back to friendly faces in San Francisco, will try to turn around an awful stretch. This series is shaping up to be a dramatic one with both teams trading blows. Game 5 should deliver more popcorn-worthy entertainment, especially if Stephen Curry is involved.

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Warriors win Game 5 at home, now just one game away from the title

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) —The Golden State Warriors are just one win away from their fourth title in eight years. The Dubs returned home and overpowered the Boston Celtics 104-94 to take a 3-2 series lead, even though Stephen Curry only scored 16. Infact, Curry did not make a single three, a first in the last 3.5 years. Andrew Wiggins on the other hand matched Tatum while scoring a team-high 26 points and added 13 rebounds, including the dagger dunk to finish off Boston. 

Draymond Green saw glimpses of a turnaround game as he was very close to a triple double before fouling out for the 3rd time in this series. Klay Thompson made a great contribution on the offensive end with 21 points, on the third anniversary of his horrific injury in the finals against the Cavaliers in 2019 . The Warriors trio of Curry, Thompson and Green were able to cement themselves even further with their 20th Finals win together, the most of any trio over the past 30 years.

The Celtics saw franchise star Jayson Tatum have a better game scoring wise than the last game with a team-high 27 points. But while Tatum showed up for game 5, Jaylen Brown did not. When both of those players are on at the same time, the Celtics can light it up. However, there has been inconsistency from both throughout the Finals. The C’s will need both guys to be on for them to fend off the Dubs and force a Game 7.

The Warriors can close out the series and add a 7th ring to their collection with a win on Thursday in the hostile environment of TD Garden. A collective team effort would do the trick as in Game 4, Curry shouldered the load while the rest of his supporting cast did the same for him. The Celtics will look to put forth their best effort of the season in a final effort to keep their season alive. It could very well come down to if both Tatum and Brown can prove they can be a dynamic duo on the biggest stage.

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Gold-Blooded: How the Warriors revived their dynasty

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BOSTON (Diya TV) — As the clock hit zeros on the Golden State Warriors 2021 season, a devastating play-in loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, some wondered whether the Dubs could go on a deep playoff run again. With the Western Conference getting more competitive, the Warriors core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green starting to age, and questions surrounding role players starting to swirl, everyone acknowledged that it would be a tough climb back to the top of the mountain again. 

Fresh off having the worst record in the NBA in 2020 and the aforementioned play-in loss the very next year, other teams had their guard down and were not expecting the Warriors to come firing out the gates in 2022. Starting with the season-opening win against the much touted Los Angeles Lakers, it became clear the Warriors would rely on the tried-and-true formula of years past: great role players to support the traditional core.

From that point on, the Warriors continued to put people on notice throughout the first half. While the Dubs were somewhat shaky after the All-Star Break, they carried through into the playoffs. However, there were people who made the same mistake as shown before the season: they let their guard down. The championship DNA of the Warriors made them a formidable opponent against any squad who crossed them. It first became evident in the opening round against the Denver Nuggets where the Dubs made quick work of the back-to-back MVP Nikola Jokic. 

The Warriors then faced some adversity against the Memphis Grizzlies and rising star Ja Morant, with Gary Payton II going down with a shoulder injury. But, they were able to come together as a team and rally in his absence, winning the series in 6 games. Then came one more test in the West with superstar Luka Doncic and Dallas Mavericks. The Warriors showed their experience once again as the young Mavericks team was no match for Golden State.

Steph Curry pointing to his ring finger in the 3rd Quarter of Game 6 2022 NBA Finals

The narratives had completely flipped. Golden State’s dynasty was still alive and another trophy on the mantle would further cement the famed Warriors trio as one of the greatest the league has ever seen, if people had not come around to that idea yet. The Boston Celtics would present the Dubs with their toughest challenge yet and things looked a little bleak early on in the series. However, a pivotal Game 4 win behind Curry’s 43 points led to the series completely changing. Game 5 saw the Warriors take a commanding win. Game 6 was the Warriors brand of basketball at arguably its finest. 

Stephen Curry, the man who turned around the Warriors franchise and the Bay Area’s basketball culture, finally secured his Finals MVP after a lengthy wait. Klay Thompson completed his strenuous return to basketball with another ring after 2 years away from the court. Draymond Green got the last laugh against Celtics fans, with a bounceback performance in Game 6. Andre Iguodala, Finals MVP in 2015, attained another championship with the Warriors 7 years later. Jordan Poole, Gary Payton II, and Andrew Wiggins are all now in line for big paydays after getting their first rings. Steve Kerr also got his 9th ring overall, 5 as a player and 4 as a coach.

The Warriors showed on the night of June 16 why they’re gold-blooded. The core knew how to win on the biggest stage and this experience was able to be translated to the others who did not have said experience. The dynasty was thought to be over but the Dubs proved everyone wrong once they got back in the dance.

This offseason will prove difficult for the Warriors with many players now set up for new contracts. But for now, the Dubs will celebrate in San Francisco as the fans do the same. A rough few years for Dub Nation never deterred the Bay Area diehards as they are right back at the top, a sweet feeling they hadn’t had since 2018.

From a heartbreaking Finals loss in 2019 to a complete meltdown in 2020, the gold-blooded Warriors saw through it all and delivered another title back to the Bay.

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