San Francisco (USA), June 13. On the night in which the Golden State Warriors were only one victory away from the ring, Stephen Curry broke a very long streak of games with at least one triple on Monday, a statistical curiosity that does not keep the point guard awake at night.
“Of course, it bothers me as a shooter. You want to have an impact on the game that way. But fortunately it’s not the only thing you can do on the track,” he told the media after the Warriors’ victory over the Boston Celtics (104- 94) which leaves the NBA Finals at 3-2.
Widely considered the best shooter in NBA history, Curry didn’t have his day with the Warriors (16 points, 7-of-22, and 8 assists) and went into his first game since November 2018 without hitting a 3-pointer (0 9 from the perimeter).
In this way, the point guard closed his streak in 132 games in a row in the ‘playoffs’ with at least one triple and in 233 games in general (adding regular season and qualifying rounds) with at least one shot from three. Both records represent records in the NBA.
In the case of the ‘playoffs’, Curry had never finished a qualifying game without hitting a triple until today since his streak began in 2013 just the day he debuted in the series for the ring.
“The fact that everybody stepped up … Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson made some big shots, Draymond Green found his life and his spirit and the way he impacts games. We were able to hold a 9 40 on 3-pointers as a team, and 0-for-9 from me, and still come out with a win,” Curry said.
To the rescue of the Warriors, as part of a very firm and compensated collective performance, Andrew Wiggins came out, excellent with 26 points (12 of 23 shooting) and 13 rebounds.
“He’s accepted the challenge of being consistent and what he’s capable of on both sides of the track,” Curry said.
“Bottom line, he’s just having fun playing basketball. That’s the most important thing,” he said, referring to this player who was picked No. he landed in 2020 on the Warriors, where this season he became an All-Star as a starter.
On the other hand, Curry spoke of the excitement of being one step away from the title, which would be his fourth ring in eight years.
“We know it’s not going to be easy. We know that building (Boston’s TD Garden) is a different environment,” he said.
“We understand what we need to do. It’s about going out there and executing, trying to lock down your emotions knowing how hard a game it is to close out a series. We had chances in previous series that, in the first game to close them out, we had some issues. But I think our energy, especially in the last two games, has been incredible,” he said. EFE
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