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NBA Finals

NBA Finals 2019: History of Stephen Curry in the Finals

Stephen Curry with the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy
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Courtesy of their sweep against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals, the Golden State Warriors booked their fifth-straight appearance at the NBA Finals.

Unlike the previous two postseasons, the Warriors played the last six games in the West without their Finals MVP in Kevin Durant, with Steph Curry stepping up to the plate, scoring 146 points against the Blazers, the most by any player in a sweep.

As Curry and the Warriors look to register their first three-peat by defeating the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 Finals, we take a look back at the baby-faced assassin's previous Finals performances:

2015 NBA Finals

2015 Finals averages: 26.0 points, 6.3 assists, and 5.2 rebounds.

In his first appearance at the Finals, Curry found it tough to get going through the first four games averaging 23.5 points on 41.3% shooting.

However, with the series tied at two games apiece, Curry took over in Game 5 and erupted for 37 points (13-23 FG's), a series-high for the league MVP.

2016 NBA Finals

2016 Finals averages: 22.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.7 assists.

As the numbers suggest, the 2016 Finals was a tough series for Curry.

Despite his struggles, the team led the series 3-1 after four games. However, in the remaining three games, Curry struggled to take over and lead the team to that one win.

2017 NBA Finals

2017 Finals averages: 26.8 points, 9.4 assists, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.2 steals on 44.0% shooting

The 2017 Finals were easily the best Finals series of Curry's career so far.

Averaging a near triple-double through the five games, Curry recorded a point-assist double-double in three of the five games.

He even finished with a 32-10-11 triple-double in Game 2 as the Warriors eased past the Cavaliers 4-1.

2018 NBA Finals

2018 Finals averages: 27.5 points, 6.8 assists, and 6.0 rebounds,

Two games into the 2018 NBA Finals, Curry looked on track to be named Finals MVP for the first time in his career.

However, a rough shooting night in Game 3 where he only three field goals on 16 attempts saw it slip away from his hands.

He bounced back in the championship-clinching Game 4, with 37 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocks.

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