"When Curry got going in the third quarter, I thought the biggest moment of the game was us scoring consecutively when he scored," Boston coach Brad Stevens said.
"When they made the run, they're there in town and it's twofold when you've spent your whole life at the mid-major level, it's like, man, you can get over that hump," Stevens said. "You can make it, and they not only made it, they made it through a gauntlet of very high-profile teams to get there. The second part is we had come close a couple of times and you're just kind of biting your lip, like you want to do it. I do think there were some real positives from that run from an inspirational standpoint to the teams that followed up."