It has been a strange NBA Finals for Stephen Curry. After racking up the accolades with another MVP award, over 400 three-pointers, and the best record in the history of the league, Curry has struggled mightily during the most important games of the year.

It didn't matter much in Games 1 and 2. The Golden State Warriors were cruising along to victories in each, and Curry's mere presence was enough to set up opportunities for his teammates. Game 3 was a different story.

The Warriors needed Curry to step up in front of a ravenous crowd of Cavaliers fans in Cleveland, and he wasn't able to do so. At the half, he had three fouls and just two points.

If the Dubs want to win Game 4 and take a commanding 3-1 series lead, Curry will likely have to return to form, and he knows that.

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Curry discussed his struggles on Thursday. From the Associated Press, via the New York Times:

“Last night was a struggle,” Curry said. “Just, again, foul trouble and kind of dealing with that, but also not being as aggressive as I needed to be. I don't know what the reason was for that, and it won't be that in Game 4.”

“I like our chances,” Curry said, “of being able to figure it out.”

Even if the Warriors amp up their performance tonight, it's not going to be easy to top a rejuvenated Cavaliers squad. LeBron James spoke on the desperate attitude Cleveland has to have in Game 4.

“We can't afford to go down 3-1 and go into their building and give them confidence going back,” James said. “So it's a do-or-die game for us still.”

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