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Stephen Curry has no regrets about how NBA Finals ended

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Stephen Curry has lived with regret about the decisions he made in a pivotal Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Three years late at this same stage, the Golden State Warriors star has none when it comes to how this recent series against the Toronto Raptors ended.

Curry missed a pivotal 3-point wing jumper with only seconds left in regulation, one that would have given the ghoulish Warriors a second wind and a chance to force a Game 7.

“I’ll live with that,” Stephen Curry said in the locker room after the game, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. “We always talk about that — myself and Klay — in terms of shots we take. You live with it. And I’d shoot that shot every day of the week.”

The Warriors had cut their deficit to one point with 9.6 seconds left after forcing a turnover with a full-court trap, setting the stage for yet another stunner, one that could surpass the elation of forcing one last game at Oracle Arena by making three clutch 3-pointers down the stretch in Game 5 to give themselves a fighting chance.

This time, it simply wasn’t in the cards.

“There’s a lot of different emotions,” Curry said. “No regrets at all about how this series ended.

“We had a lot of great memories in this building. I think it’s iconic, in the sense of our entire history of this organization and how we got to this point. Whenever I drive by it, I’ll have great memories of what we have been able to accomplish.

“As we move across the bridge, we want to be able to continue that and create new memories. So hopefully every fan that was in this building appreciates the journey and the ride.”

The Warriors will move into their new arena, the state-of-the-art Chase Center in San Francisco, leaving behind memories of “Roaracle” — memories that will nevertheless remain near and dear to Curry and his teammates’ hearts.