OAKLAND, California – Although Stephen Curry shoots 2-for-13 in the final of the Western Conference, he says he does not "lose his sleep" because of his offensive struggles.
"I have gone 0-for-11 before taking 3s and 1-for-8, whatever the case is," Curry said after training on Friday. "I always shoot the next shot with the optimism and confidence that it's there, so you can work between drills and games to find your rhythm, get in the ball, and work on your mechanics, but never lose [I’ll] Trusting in myself. That will never change. "
The Rockets focused Stephen Curry on 23 possessions in Game 2, most of what he targeted. In this postseason, Curry admitted he and the Warriors were taking a slow step were.
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James Harden and Eric Gordon scored 27 points each to lead a balanced attack, and the Houston Rockets even led the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night to the Western Conference final in a single game.
In Game 1 against the Houston Rockets, Curry was 1-of-5 of 3 and finished with 18 points; In the following competition, he produced 16 points and went 1-of-8 from downtown in a 22-point blowout loss.
The missiles targeted the two-time MVP on 23 possessions in Game 2, most of which he was targeted in a game this off-season. Houston shot 7-out-15s from the field to these 23 possessions. Curry was the main defender.
According to Second Spectrum, Curry defended 15 isolation games in Game 1 and 13 in Game 2. Both were more than he had defended the last four seasons, regular season and playoffs. His head coach does not seem to be too worried.
"He has always been an excellent defender when it came to playing the fast lane, using his quick hands, being annoying, getting steals and such," said Steve Kerr. "It's a slightly different series just because they're targeting it so much, we've already seen it, we saw it with Cleveland at LeBron [James] and Kyrie [Irving] and Steph said that's obvious. " because the other four are all 6-7, 6-8, long arms, so we're used to it, Steph is used to it, so the game is played, and we have to adapt a little better.
Curry claims he has no injury.
"I'm fine," he said.
The narrative when the series goes over to The Bay on Sunday is that Curry is the crew at both Violated ends of the ground and that he is the main reason that Game 2 was such a debacle for the warriors.
"There is something to talk about and obviously we have lost, so you can try several reasons," said Curry. "And of course I did not have to talk to all of you to wake up and know that I did not play well in Game 2. That does not change my view of the show and what I have to do. If I do not shoot the ball [well] I will do that, but if I do not shoot the ball well in Game 3, nothing will change as I approach the game with the right intentions, the right approach, and more than the next Often not, it will work in your favor. "
" I always shoot the next shot with the optimism and confidence that it's there. … [I’ll] never lose confidence in myself. That will never change. "
Kevin Durant said he knew that Curry's "mini-slump" would ring the news cycle.
"I knew Steph would be fighting for the last few days, but then it's the last thing I'm worried about," he said. "I have so much faith in him on the offensive side of basketball." As for shooting the ball, I said that before you told people he was the best shooter I've ever played set him. " I think we all do that. "
To beat the Rockets in a seven-man series, Curry knows he has to play to his potential and Houston will continue to attack him on the defensive and he will be forced to take big shots
He said he is ready for the challenge.
"I have confidence and my teammates have faith in me to do what I have to do," said Curry. "So, [I] I do I never worry about it, because I know how hard I work on it. It is not a false self-confidence. I know how hard I work on what I do. "