NBA Finals 2022: Stephen Curry puts Golden State Warriors on his back to even series
The Golden State Warriors built a dynasty playing a beautiful brand of basketball predicated on movement, passing and creativity.
but managed to eke out a rugged 107-97 win to knot the NBA Finals as the series returns to San Francisco for Game 5 on Monday (9 p.m. ET on ABC).
For a team that shares the ball as a defining quality of its style, the Warriors relied heavily on Stephen Curry once again.
He finished with 43 points on 14-for-26 shooting, including 7-for-14 from beyond the arc and 8-for-9 from the line.
The Warriors have traditionally featured plenty of firepower during their dynastic run, but they have struggled to find consistent shot creation outside of Curry's exploits.
For Curry, Game 4 was a showcase of both prolific volume and dramatic timeliness.
For Curry, Friday night was his seventh-career Finals game with seven 3-pointers.
Yet the Warriors will fly home to San Francisco as the series favorite for the first time in a week.