The Warriors enter Game 4 of the NBA Finals behind.

Six Finals appearances since 2015 for the Warriors. This is the third last-series deficit of the season.

The team's title record is mixed when trailing. Warriors trailed Cavaliers in 2015 before winning in six games. Warriors fell behind Raptors in 2019 and couldn't catch up.

Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant's injuries didn't help. The Warriors lost the 2016 Finals to the Cavaliers, but they never trailed until the end.

Stephen Curry's foot ailment will make it difficult to beat the Celtics.

Curry left Game 3 with a foot ailment. Curry said he won't miss time after the game. Curry has been the best player in all three Celtics games. He scored 34 in Game 1, 29 in Game 2, and 3 in Game 3.

Curry's teammates need consistency. Thompson eventually got going in Game 3 after a slow start, and Wiggins hasn't matched his 20-point performance from Game 1.

Warriors' Draymond Green is most worrisome. Game 3 was his worst performance of the series. Green scored 2 and grabbed 4 in the loss. Green says he played "Like s***" in Game 3.

Curry's injury increases Green's workload. Green, Thompson, and Wiggins will need to step up if Curry is limited in Game 4. Thompson and Wiggins have flashed, but Green hasn't yet.

In Game 3, the Celtics dominated the paint. Boston outrebounded GSW 47-31. Celtics grabbed 15 offensive rebounds to Warriors' six.

In Game 3, the Celtics penetrated and nailed close shots. Marcus Smart scored five, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum four. 

Green's troubles helped him paint well. Boston's approach helps. When Brown, Smart, and Tatum find matchups and drive, the Celtics are tough.

In the first two games, the Celtics didn't dominate the glass. Celtics led Warriors by one rebound before Game 3. Boston's aggressiveness on the boards and in the paint in Game 3: luck or strategy?

If so, the Warriors must respond in Game 4. When you're so poor on the boards, you won't win many games.