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Steph Curry and desperation 3-pointers yield Celtics 107-97 loss

 This Celtics loss need not to have happened. The Green were ahead, 91-86 with 7:32 to go in the fourth quarter. That's when things fell apart.


Boston went back to their habit of taking the easy way out by throwing up multiple 3-pointers, as opposed to going downhill - taking the foul - kicking it out - or actually making the layup. Prior to that mid-point in the fourth quarter, the Celtics were hitting 46.4% (13-of-28) of their treys. In the final seven minutes of the game, they hit on 25% (2-of-8) from behind the arc.

Admittedly, the Warriors Steph Curry chose this game to raise his play to another level, pouring in 43 points from everywhere - hauling down 10 boards - and passing off for four assists. The potential "best shooter the NBA has ever seen" shot 53.8% from the field, 50.0% on 3-pointers and 88.9% on free throws. The Celtics still have not found a way to slow him down.

After this game, Curry wll certainly be back at the number-one spot in nba.com's Finals MVP Ladder - and deservedly so. The series is tied at 2-2, and The Green need to stop living and dying by the 3-pointer in tight situations. And "Curry Control"? Ime Udoka has not still has no answer for that one.

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