Superstar Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors still has the most fourth quarter points in the NBA playoffs after being ousted in the second round. Curry, despite being eliminated in the last round, leads the NBA in fourth-quarter scoring this playoffs with 124 points.
Curry’s dominance in the fourth quarter this playoffs was a major factor in the Warriors’ victory over the Sacramento Kings in the opening round. The star point guard had numerous clutch efforts that prevented Golden State from going out even earlier. Curry continues to lead the NBA by a wide margin in fourth quarter points despite only ranking 13th overall in fourth quarter minutes this postseason.
The Nuggets’ standout Jamal Murray, who has 107 points in the fourth quarter this postseason, is the next player in this category behind Curry. Murray will certainly hold the top spot in this category for 2023 if things continue in their current direction, but based on his current averages, it won’t happen until Game 2 of the NBA Finals before Murray eventually surpasses Curry.
Curry’s dominance in this area may ultimately be unimportant in the context of Golden State’s dismal early exit, but it is unquestionably amazing and a key factor in why the Warriors weren’t ousted earlier. Curry, who finished this playoff run averaging 30.5 points per game, had some noteworthy moments.