Stephen Curry couldn’t have had a better return to the NBA Finals scene. The Golden State Warriors superstar was playing in his first Finals since their loss to the Raptors in 2019. Everyone knew that the Curry was going to do everything he can to get himself another ring.
No one, though, expected Curry to pop off THIS hard in Game 1. The Warriors star announced his return to the NBA Finals scene in true Stephen Curry fashion: draining six threes in the first quarter. That performance set a record for most threes in a Finals game, ever. (per ClutchPoints’ Tomer Azarly)
Steph Curry just made his SIXTH 3-pointer of the first quarter for the Warriors. That's a new NBA Finals record for a single quarter.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) June 3, 2022
It seems fitting enough that Curry was able to snag a three-point record in the Finals. The Warriors star has been in many of these final battles, but has failed to capture the Finals MVP. While it doesn’t seem to bother Curry, his insane start tells everyone that he’s gunning for that MVP if they do capture the Larry O’Brien.
The Warriors are facing one of the toughest defenses in the NBA in the Boston Celtics in the Finals. That defense has been known for their suffocating style of team defense. However, in the first quarter of Game 1, Curry capitalized on some uncharacteristic miscommunication issues of the Celtics to generate wide-open threes.
Shooting six of eight from deep is obviously not a sustainable rate for an entire series. However, if Curry keeps on hitting open shots at this pace, the Warriors might just take it all and win another Finals ring for themselves.