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After looking like a superhero in Game 1 against the San Antonio Spurs, scoring 44 points and hitting six three-pointers, Stephen Curry has come back to earth a little bit. He’s still averaging a little over 20 points a game in the last three, but the Spurs have clearly found a way to slow him down a little bit.
Part of that success can be attributed to the defense of Danny Green. Curry’s numbers when Green has been guarding him are way below his average. Green has accepted his new role as Steph Curry’s shadow and is excited for the opportunity to continue.
"It's a great (challenge) man," Green said. "We treat him like a mini Kevin Durant. Obviously he's not as tall or as lethal attacking the rim, but he can finish, has floaters, has all types of stuff, a quick trigger. He's a scorer – a true scorer. I respect him. You've got to respect him. He's one of the best scorers we have in the league now. And for me to be able to guard him that tough – they have me guarding him and telling me to step up to this challenge – is big for me. I'm defending the way they tell me to defend him. You know, long story short, just stay connected to him. Stay in his airspace and try to make him uncomfortable. That's all."
Of course, even though the Spurs have slowed Curry a little bit, that obviously doesn’t solve the Warriors. Golden State is 2-1 in the games since Curry’s 44-point performance, finding other guys like Klay Thompson and Jarrett Jack to step up.
The Spurs’ ability to slow down Curry is going to be key in whether or not they win the series, but it can’t be their only focus. They’ve got lots of work to do elsewhere if they want to advance to the Western Conference Finals.
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Prior to last night’s Game 5 against the San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry told Tim Kawakami of The Mercury News that he was “ready to go” for the contest. Curry was able to suit up, but he was largely ineffective in the Warriors’ loss.Curry said that his ankle felt much better than it did before Game 4, as it improved through treatment over...
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Remember that little old that Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry broke this NBA season? You know the 272 three-pointers he made? Well, here it is in video form. H/T TBJ The post All 272 of Stephen Curry’s Record-Breaking Three-Pointers (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Clearly, the breakout star of the 2013 NBA playoffs has to be Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and he was up to his usual crazy shot-making abilities during game four of the Spurs/Warriors second round playoff series.
Watch as Steph hits this 15-foot left-handed scoop shot with ease:
Stephen Curry hits left-handed scoop shot [SB Nation]
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