Steve Kerr on Stephen Curry’s shimmy, confidence
It had been a rough start to the series versus for Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry. Fortunately, he managed to bounce back with a dominant performance in Golden state’s 126-85 win over the Houston Rockets in Game 3.
Curry’s performance was culminated by a three-pointer over shooting guard James Harden in the third quarter which resulted in a vintage shimmy. Despite his slow start, head coach Steve Kerr says Curry has never been short of confidence, via Ben Golliver of SI.com:
“One of my favorite celebrations was the shimmy in Portland when he finally made a three that got him to 1-11,” Kerr said. “You want to talk about confidence? If you shimmy when you’re 1-11, that’s confidence.”
Needless to say, Kerr has shown to be enamored with Curry’s confidence. It is a trait that serves him well since there are times where even the best shooters can endure cold stretches from deep. That was certainly the case for Curry to start the series after hitting just two three-pointers in the first two games.
However, that was certainly not the case on Sunday after registering 35 points while going 5-of-12 from deep. Curry did most of his damage in the third quarter to help the Warriors shimmy their way to a 2-1 series lead.
Curry’s big night is a sigh of relief for those worried about Houston’s firepower keeping up with Golden State. The Warriors will need Curry to keep his rhythm going if they are going to take a commanding lead over what appears to be a composed Rockets team.