Playing through a foot injury suffered late in Game 3, Steph Curry gave one of the gutsiest performances of his storied career Friday night, erupting for 43 points on 14-of-26 shooting including 7-of-14 from downtown to even the NBA Finals at 2-2. If there was any lingering doubt about Curry’s legacy as one of the great clutch performers, not just of his era, but of all-time, the eight-time All-Star answered his critics in emphatic fashion, silencing a hostile Boston crowd with a masterpiece Warriors fans will be talking about for years to come. However, none of that answers the biggest question that emerged from Game 4—what the hell was Chris Webber talking about?
This barely coherent tweet made the rounds on social media Friday night, with fans wondering what parallels could possibly be drawn between Warriors forward Draymond Green, whose offensive woes continued with another clunker in Game 4 (two points on 1-for-7 shooting), and former Patriots receiver Wes Welker.
A pioneer at the slot receiver position, Welker never won a title despite reaching the Super Bowl twice as a Patriot and once as a Bronco, catching flak for a costly drop in New England’s Super Bowl XLVI loss to the Giants. What that has to do with Green, a three-time champion and former NBA Defensive Player of the Year, is anyone’s guess.
Whatever point Webber was trying to make, he probably could have articulated it a bit better, though it doesn’t sound like the Hall-of-Famer is losing sleep over it.
Benched for much of the fourth quarter, the embattled Green redeemed himself somewhat with a late burst, coming down with an important offensive rebound and assisting on a Kevon Looney layup that stretched the Warriors’ lead to five with 1:04 remaining. The series, which has been a chaotic one to say the least, will return to Golden State for Game 5 Monday night at 9 PM ET.
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