Stephen Curry insists ‘I feel good’ after 2 underwhelming games vs. Rockets
Stephen Curry has put together two underwhelming postseason games for the first time in these playoffs, failing to record 20 or more points in Games 1 and 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
The former two-time MVP has clearly struggled shooting the ball from deep after coming back from a Grade 2 MCL sprain after six weeks on the shelf. Yet he re-assured his health is just fine.
“I feel good. I feel good,” Curry told Marc J. Spears The Undefeated. “It’s something that you can’t shake off because of how recent the injury was. But I’m out there. I feel great, and I’m not worried about anything with my knee. I keep saying the same thing. I feel good.”
Curry is a mere 2-of-13 from deep this series, making only one 3-pointer in each game — something he only happened to do in two other games during his last three postseasons — a deep reason for concern.
“It’s a long series. They are trying to play a certain kind of way to keep me off the line. I’ve probably gotten into the paint more than I have all season,” Curry said. “I have to use that to my advantage, being decisive and selective trying to get those 3s off. At the end of the day, that is not really the issue why we lost tonight.
“I only made one the first game and we won by double digits. So it’s all the little stuff, us being connected as a unit and getting good shots. We’ll figure it out.”
Curry is indeed having success getting into the paint, but the Golden State Warriors won’t be able to take many nights in which he and backcourt mate Klay Thompson combine for only 25 points, as Kevin Durant has managed to handle the scoring load with 37- and 38-point outings thus far.