Video: Warriors’ Stephen Curry misses wide-open dunk vs. Rockets
Stephen Curry just had arguably the worst game of his career in the Houston Rockets’ recently concluded 126-121 Game 3 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
With the Dubs down by five with 19 seconds remaining in overtime, Curry capped off his horrendous night with this sorry miss on a wide-open dunk attempt.
If he’s already having the worst game of his life, then might as well go all in with it, no?
James Harden drained a clutch floater in the lane that gave Houston a 5-point cushion with 26 seconds to go on the previous possession. Curry then raced down the court and saw a wide-open lane to the cup and went for a dunk instead of a layup.
However, he seemed to mistime his jump and rimmed the dunk attempt. The Warriors opted not to foul in the final 19 seconds as Houston let the clock run out for the crucial Game 3 win.
Curry also missed a wide-open layup with 1:49 remaining in OT that could have cut the Rockets’ lead down to one point.
The two-time MVP struggled with his shot all night, as he’s had this series, shooting just 7-of-23 from the field. He only shot 2-of-9 from 3-point range and had a rare 1-of-3 showing from the free-throw line. Likewise, Curry struggled on the the other side of the ball as the Rockets exploited his weaknesses on defense.
Steph struggled shooting in the first two games of the series — 39.3 percent from the field and 26.1 percent from long-distance — and this spilled into Game 3. He seemed to reach rock bottom with that embarrassing dunk attempt to punctuate an all-time horrible performance.
Nevertheless, the Warriors still hold a 2-1 series edge over the Rockets in this best-of-seven Western Conference Semifinals match-up. The defending champs have another chance to put a stranglehold in this series with a win in Game 4.
Of course, they will need Curry to get out of his slump if they want to head back to Golden State with a 3-1 lead.
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