Stephen Curry and the Warriors have come within a game of clinching the championship in three of Golden State’s previous five trips to the NBA Finals during his 13-year NBA career.

Back with a 3-2 series lead over the Celtics, Curry says he’ll build on that experience when he takes the court at Boston’s TD Garden on Thursday night.

“You just understand what nerves are like,” Curry said. “At the end of the day, once you go out, you just have to be in the moment. You have to be present as much as possible, not worry about the consequences of a win or a loss. The only chance you have is those 48 minutes.”

The Warriors’ core of Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green is still around from the 2015 championship race. They are on the verge of capturing their fourth title in eight seasons with new additions to the floor such as Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole, They have never been in this position.

Curry’s advice to them: Lie to yourself a bit.

“The more you can trick your mind into being in the moment and staying there, that’s the best advice I can give someone in that situation,” he said. “Because

It’s going to be the hardest game you’ve probably played in your career because of the stakes.”

The stakes will be equally high for the Celtics, who allowed the turnover demons that have haunted them at times during the postseason to prevent them from taking a commanding 3-1 series lead.

Boston limited Curry to his lowest scoring output of the Finals in Game 5, but he couldn’t top 18 turnovers. The Celtics fell to 1-7 this postseason when committing 16 or more turnovers.

KNOW MORE Match No. 6 Time 9:00 PM Place: TD Garden Boston, MA Golden State leads Boston 3-2. If necessary, a seventh and final match will be held.


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