Game 4 was indisputably won by none other than Stephen Curry. The supernova scorer put the Golden State Warriors on his back for a signature performance that might be his best one ever. But there was another unsung hero that made a huge, albeit lowkey impact on their win.
The Warriors hero's name is Kevon Looney and head coach Steve Kerr made sure to sing his praises after the game and admit the error he corrected from Games 3 to 4.
“He’s irreplaceable for us. He’s played in every game, and he’s a guy we count on. I didn’t play him enough in Game 3. That was my mistake.”
Steve Kerr on Kevon Looney, who was a plus-21 in 28 minutes: "He’s irreplaceable for us. He’s played in every game, and he’s a guy we count on. I didn’t play him enough in Game 3. That was my mistake."
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) June 11, 2022
The Warriors got demolished on the glass in Game 3, with the Celtics flexing their size and physicality on a smaller Golden State side. Kevon Looney played just over 16 minutes in that contest, his lowest total in the last nine postseason games.
Steve Kerr actually pulled Looney out of the Warriors starting lineup to start Game 4, but ended up playing him over 28 minutes. He rewarded his coach's trust with 11 rebounds to go along with solid defense, constant energy, and additional size. Looney even finished with the team's best plus/minus at +21 for the game.
Kevon Looney and the rest of the Warriors supporting cast provided just enough for Stephen Curry to carry through the home stretch.