Warriors' Curry says Game 3 'wasn't my night'

Stephen Curry’s missed dunk with 19.2 seconds to play in overtime epitomized his night on Saturday in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets.
It was a play – and a game – to forget.
“It just wasn’t my night,” Curry said after the game.

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Curry, a three-time NBA champion and two-time league Most Valuable Player, finished the night 7-of-23 shooting in a 126-121 overtime loss to Houston that cut Golden State’s series lead to 2-1.
Had Curry made the dunk, the basket would have cut the Rockets’ lead to three. Why didn’t he take the sure layup?
“I was feeling pretty good,” Curry said. “Had a nice head of steam and probably a little bit of frustration too around how the rest of the night went, but not my finest moment.”
Curry finished the night with 17 points in 44 minutes and is averaging 18.3 points in the series against the Rockets, down from his average of 27.3 points per game in the regular season. He didn’t score a field goal in the fourth quarter or in overtime.
Curry is shooting just 35.3 percent — 18-for-52 – and well off his 47.2 percent average on the season. Even though his performance has been far from vintage Curry, forward Draymond Green said Curry remains vital to the team.
“We know what Steph is capable of,” Green said. “You grow to expect that. You don’t really expect to have a guy to have an off night like he did. Nonetheless, we need Steph to continue to be Steph. Continue to shoot the basketball, no matter if he’s struggling or not. When he’s on the floor, he opens a lot of things for everybody else. Still have an impact that way. We know his shot will start falling.”
Coach Steve Kerr didn’t sound too worried about his superstar guard after the game, either.
“He just had a tough night,” Kerr said. “I mean, everybody — doesn’t matter how good you are, you’re gonna have some bad games, and just a tough night for him. Just didn’t happen.”
The series continues Monday night with Game 4 in Houston.
–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)

3 thoughts on “Warriors' Curry says Game 3 'wasn't my night'

  • May 5, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Golden state warriors and Houston rockets series turns out to be a very exciting and thrilling one and it is a war of strategy. These teams are two powerful teams with a bunch of talents. The warriors maybe slightly better with all the talents they have while the rockets are all doing everything they could to win. To win over the other I think it all comes down to adjustments especially in-game adjustments. The strategy to stop or limit the warriors might be the key to win this series otherwise houston stand no chance.


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