Draymond Green thinks Stephen Curry being ‘pissed with himself’ after Game 3 bodes well for Warriors
Stephen Curry was, for the most part, tremendous in the Golden State Warriors’ first-round victory against the Los Angeles Clippers. Curry dropped 38 points in the opener and would go on to average almost 25 points per game while shooting at an efficient clip from the field.
The Western Conference Semifinals have not been the same story. Curry has struggled mightily against a Houston Rockets team that was among the best in the league at defending the 3 this season.
In Game 1, Curry was 3-of-10 from beyond the arc. And in Game 2, Steph dislocated a finger on his non-shooting hand. He has not looked the same since, going a combined 5-of-22 from the three-point line and 13-of-39 from the field in Game 2 and Game 3.
Draymond Green — who has been fantastic for the Warriors in this series — believes that Curry is burning inside, which he says bodes well for Golden State moving forward:
Draymond on Steph: “As a competitor I know he’s pissed with himself and I think that will bode well for us. Probably it’s going to lead to some aggressiveness and we like when he’s aggressive so I think he’ll be fine.”
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) May 5, 2019
However, Curry has not lacked too much aggression. He took 23 shots on Saturday night and 16 shots in Game 2. Despite his struggles shooting from the perimeter, it has mostly been bombs away for one of the most lethal shooters in NBA. He simply is not seeing the results this time around.
The dislocated finger adds another element. Curry has attempted just 13 free throws during this series after averaging over six attempts per game against the Clippers. With the Rockets keying in on Kevin Durant (who shot 6-of-10 from 3 on Saturday), Stephen Curry might want to look to attack the basket more often, in spite of the finger issue.
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