The Golden State Warriors are now closer than ever to winning the 2022 NBA Championship. The Dubs registered a stunning 104-94 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
This means the Stephen Curry-led team is now just one win away from being crowned NBA champions for the fourth time in the last eight seasons. Speaking of Steph, he has simply been sensational in this series.
But even the best of the best may have a few poor games, that's just how it is. For Curry, it was the Game 5 of the series. Although the Dubs won the game, Curry was far from his usual self.
He finished the game with 16 points, 3 rebounds, and 8 assists. But the biggest surprise was that Curry shot 0-for-9 from the 3-point line. Considering Curry is widely regarded as the best shooter of all-time, it was quite shocking to see him fail to knock down even a single 3-pointer in the entire game.
Moreover, this meant Steph's legendary 3-pointer streak, which lasted over 233 games, finally came to an end. While a good deal might think it will be worrisome for the Dubs ahead of Game 6, Draymond Green certainly thinks otherwise.
In the postgame conference, Green revealed why it was a blessing in disguise for the Warriors that Steph had a poor outing from the 3-point line.
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"Whether Steph gets 43, 10, 4, or whether he finishes with 16-for-22 shooting -- a win is a win. ... He was 0-for-9 from 3. He's going to be livid going into Game 6, and that's exactly what we need."
As Green explained, at the end of the day, the Warriors' end goal is to win the title this season. For that to happen, all they need is four wins in the NBA Finals.
Whether that comes with Curry being at his best or having an occasional poor game, it's the end product that matters.
Additionally, knowing Steph, he will most likely have a superb game the next time he enters the basketball court with the 2022 NBA Championship on the line.