San Francisco – 1 game after an epic performance of 43 points and 10 rebounds, Stephen Curry Watch his all-time streak of 233-game winning streak in 3D come to a stunning finish in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.
Curry went 0-for-9 of 3, but the Golden State Warriors picked their star and scored a pivotal 104-94 win over the Boston Celtics at Chase Center.
Curry, who finished the night with 16 points and eight assists, collected his all-time streak from 233 triple-pointers games during the regular season and playoffs. Now back in Boston for Game Six on Thursday, he’s looking to win another world championship and start a new 3-pointer streak.
“Whether Steve gets 43, 10, 4, or whether he finishes shooting 16 for 22 – a win is a win,” his teammate Draymond Green He said.
“…it was zero for 9 out of 3. He’d be pissed off to go to Game 6, and that’s exactly what we needed.”
Since 2013, Curry has had only nine games in which he failed to make it to an index of 3. But his track record has been a long way back from rare outings like this one. The most productive 3-point shooter in NBA history averaged 4.4 3-pointers per game and 46% 3-pointers the next after not making 3-pointers, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. That includes a then-NBA record of 13 three-pointers in November 2016 against the New Orleans Pelicans.
The last time Curry did not achieve 3 was in a game on November 8, 2018, against the Milwaukee Bucks.
“Keep shooting,” Curry said of his mentality when he comes out of games like this. “Very simple. Like there never was – I’m not afraid to go zero for anything because I’m going to keep shooting and taking shots that you normally feel you can do. And I responded really well when we’ve had games like that from the 3-point line.”
“But I’ve never been – I don’t think I was happier after having a no-frills for any kind of night, just knowing the context of the game and other ways you’ve tried to affect the game and the fact that you have four guys coming up in useful ways to help us take the win offensively.”
Curry would trade the streak for victory in the NBA Finals that puts the Warriors in one victory from their fourth title in eight seasons.
Was happy to watch Andrew Wiggins Produces a critical double for the second game in a row, as he finished the game with 26 points and 13 rebounds. And the Klay Thompson He earned the 3-point shot slack by scoring five and finishing with 21.
“We don’t get nervous or worried about the number 30,” Thompson said. “He’s done so much and has elevated this franchise to a place where it was hard to even imagine he had leeway, and could have had a bad night. I just know he’d respond. He’s one of my greatest competitors ever. And he’s a perfectionist, like me. I know he’d think of me.” Shots he missed. And that’s a good thing, because on Thursday, hopefully, most of the time, he’s regressing to the middle, which is scary when he does.”
Curry has the two longest running streaks with a 3-pointer in the regular season and playoffs at 233 (2018-22) and 196 (2014-16). Jordan Clarkson He is third all-time with 101 consecutive games (2020-21).
“The man is a magician with the ball in his hands,” Thompson said. “He has just redefined what the Baseline can offer… He truly is a super talent we will never see again.”
Although Curry’s streak was cut, he was still sending a message at his post-match press conference when he hit the podium in a T-shirt that read “Aisha Curry Can Cook”. It was in response to the Boston Foundation who wrote “AYESHA CURRY CAN’T CAN’T CAN’T COOK” on a plaque outside its doors.
What Boston really doesn’t want to see in Game 6 is Chef Curry’s cooking again. “There’s a fire burning,” Curry said after Game Five.
“Of course it annoys me as a shooter,” said Carey. “You want to affect the game in that way. But luckily that’s not the only thing you’re doing out there on the field.
“Obviously my track record indicates that I’m hitting the ball better in the next game. I’m looking forward to that bounce.”
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