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Warriors' Draymond Green: Steph Curry Will Be 'Livid' After Game 5 3-Point Struggles

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVJune 14, 2022

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Stephen Curry finished 0-for-9 from three during the Golden State Warriors' 104-94 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, breaking a 233-game streak (regular season and playoffs) with a made three-point attempt, per ESPN Stats & Info (h/t Marc Spears).

It was also the first playoff game in his career where he failed to hit a three. And his teammate, Draymond Green, expected that to irk him, despite the win:

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Draymond Green on Stephen Curry after missing all 9 of his 3s: “He’s going to be livid going into Game 6. And that’s exactly what we need.” <a href="https://t.co/xcAINm12jY">pic.twitter.com/xcAINm12jY</a>

Curry, to his credit, seemed more focused on the win, which gave the Dubs a 3-2 series lead.

"All good things come to an end," he told reporters while discussing the end of his streak. "Glad I can stand here with a smile."

Curry—who still finished with 16 points (7-of-22 from the field) and eight assists in the win—has been superb in these Finals, averaging 34.3 points through the first four games. Given the scoring load the superstar point guard has carried, his head coach Steve Kerr wasn't shocked to see him have an off night from the field.

"I think Steph was probably due for a game like this," he told reporters. "He's been shooting the ball so well that, at some point, he was going to have a tough night. But we've got a lot of talent and a lot of depth that can make up for that."

Andrew Wiggins was the star on Monday, putting up 26 points and 13 boards, while Klay Thompson added 21 points. On a night when Curry and the Warriors shot just 9-of-40 from beyond the arc, the Celtics had a window to steal a win on the road.

Instead, they doomed themselves with 18 turnovers and 10 missed free throws.

"For us, it's really about consistency," Celtics head coach Ime Udoka told reporters after the loss. "And that's the thing we're not having for a full game—consistent effort, sustained effort. Moreso offensively than anything. That's the part we have to have carry over, not only from game to game but quarter to quarter.

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"Be confident going home, get your rest and get ready to bring it back here."<br><br>Ime Udoka on his message to the team after Game 5 <a href="https://t.co/f4gCNqflzn">pic.twitter.com/f4gCNqflzn</a>

Chances are, Curry isn't going to put up another goose egg from beyond the arc in this series. If Boston doesn't find the consistency Udoka wants to see, Thursday's Game 6 in Boston (9 p.m. ET on ABC) will be the end of its season.

Oh, and Curry's fourth title.

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