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Celtics Address Reasons Behind Their Stagnating Offense in Game 4 Loss to Warriors

In the Celtics’ 107-97 loss to the Warriors in Game 4, in crunch time, defined as the final five minutes of a game within five points or less, Golden State outscored Boston 15-0. It’s the highest point differential in an NBA Finals game in the last 25 seasons, according to ESPN Stats&Info.

In that stretch, Golden State made 5/8 shots (62.5 percent). Conversely, Boston went 1/8 (12.5 percent). The visitors also outscored the hosts 6-0 on second-chance points and 4-0 in the paint.

The Celtics began crunch time with a 94-90 lead, but too often, the offense stagnated. Between inactivity and missing quality shots when they created them, they couldn’t fend off or keep up with the Warriors as Curry scored ten of his game-high 43 points, leading his team to a series-tying win.

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