After dropping Game 1, the Golden State Warriors got back on track in the NBA Finals. On Sunday, Steve Kerr‘s men claimed a commanding 107-88 win over the Celtics to make things level ahead of the two-game stand in Boston.
The Warriors let the victory slip through their fingers in the first game, but Stephen Curry made sure of sealing the win this time. 14 of his 29 points came in the third quarter, when Golden State took a significant lead.
However, Curry not only played a pivotal role in his team’s victory because of his offensive work but also with his help in defense – which, according to Kerr, deserves more recognition.
Steve Kerr says Stephen Curry should get more credit for his defensive work
“Steph was breathtaking in that quarter,” Kerr said, via Fadeaway World. “Not just the shotmaking but the defensive effort. He just doesn’t get enough credit for his level of conditioning, physicality, and defense.
“People go at him to try to wear him down because they know how important he is to us offensively and it’s pretty dramatic the difference in Steph’s strength and physicality and his body now than from 8 years ago when I first got here. The guy is amazing, he just keeps working on his game, his strength, his conditioning, year after year. It is a pleasure to watch him play every night.”
The Warriors had a quick reaction to their early setback in the Finals. Now, they hope to build on this victory when they visit the TD Garden on Wednesday night.