Stephen Curry has established himself as arguably the greatest shooter the NBA has ever seen. He makes shots from far beyond the 3-point line, even with defenders in his face, at an incredible rate. When his peers had an off night, some were found watching the Golden State Warriors play against another one of their NBA counterparts. During and after the games, they took to Twitter to gush over his incredible shooting performances.

There were many player tweets posted this season, because Curry frankly crushed it. When the smoke cleared at the end of the year, Curry led the Warriors to a historical 73-9 record, and he finished in the 50-40-90 Club (50 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range, and 90 percent from the free-throw line). That’s a feat accomplished by less than 10 players since the institution of the 3-point line.

Since Curry suffered a Grade-1 MCL injury in the first round of the playoffs, and since the Warriors reached the conference finals, it seems his shot has not been the same. He hasn't been making the same kinds of shots he made during the regular season with regularity.

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Looking at Curry’s regular season numbers vs. his playoff numbers, his production has dropped, but not as much as it appears to the eye test.

In the regular season Curry shot .504 from the field and .454 from 3-point land averaging about 11 threes a game.

In the postseason, Curry is shooting .452 from the field and .380 form 3-point land, averaging about 10 threes a game. His scoring also dipped from an average of 30 to 25 points per game.

Compared to last year, when the post eason started, his points per game dipped about 5 points, but his percentages rose.

What these numbers do reveal is that Curry is getting around the same number of shots, but not scoring as efficiently. His scoring average is on par with last year's playoffs, but he is just not connecting on the shots he usually makes at an otherworldly rate. The extra pressure applied in the playoffs, and the fact that it is difficult to continue what he did every game, puts Curry in line with what we already knew: he really is human.

The Warriors are down to the Oklahoma City Thunder 3-2 and just may need Curry to find a few more of those dominating shooting performances if they plan to advance to the NBA Finals.

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