SAN FRANCISCO – Stephen Curry’s poor shooting performance in the Warriors Game 5 final will make him even more aggressive as Golden State seeks to close out the Celtics in Boston on Thursday.
Curry was thrilled with the first four games of the series but it was a different story at the Chase Center on Monday as he finished on the field with a 7-for-22 shooting and a 3-point range with just 16 points in a 9-for-0. . .
Warriors forward Dreammond Green says, “A win is a win, a win is a win, Stef gets 43, 10, fours or he finishes shooting 16 for 22, a win is a win”.
“Everyone is doing their part, and tonight, a night that he didn’t have, we found the crime somewhere else, and that’s what happened,” he said.
“On the same token, if he turns it on, we’re going to be heavy on Steve Curry … he was 0 for 9 out of 3. He’s going to be excited about going to Game 6 and that’s exactly what we need.
This is the first time in 133 playoff games that a three-time champion has failed to make three pointers. It also marked the end of his NBA-best 233 consecutive games, including a built-in three-pointer.
But Curry is still able to help his team in other ways, especially his drive in the basket and his eight assists to put pressure on the Celtic defense.
Curry, who is searching for his first Finals MVP award, did not hide his frustration but promised to continue shooting with the Warriors just one win away from their fourth title in eight years.
“Of course it bothers me as a shooter,” Curry said.
“You want to influence the game that way. But fortunately this is not the only thing you do in court.
“Of course, the track record says I will shoot better in the next match. I look forward to that bounce-back. “
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