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How Warriors' Steph Curry dealt with NBA Finals Game 6 loss to Raptors

How Warriors' Steph Curry dealt with NBA Finals Game 6 loss to Raptors

Warriors superstar Steph Curry registered 21 points and seven assists Thursday night in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Raptors. He missed a go-ahead 3-point attempt with his team down two and eight seconds remaining.

Warriors lose. Series over. Last game in Oracle Arena history.

Rough night.

Despite the devastating loss -- and despite the fact that Klay Thompson sustained a torn left ACL -- Curry found a way to celebrate the moment and find some perspective.

As Ramona Shelburne of ESPN writes:

Curry spent extra time packing up his locker before leaving. Then he stopped to say goodbye to every security guard, usher and custodian who worked there.

Many of them won't be working in the new arena in San Francisco next year. The choice was given to all employees, but the new commute has proven prohibitive to many.  

When Curry finally drove away from the arena he had helped make NBA history in, he went home and hung out with a dozen or so members of his family. They ordered In N Out burgers and played golf [on his simulator machine] deep into the night.

Knowing how much Curry loves golf, it wouldn't be a surprise if he makes it to Pebble Beach this weekend for the U.S. Open.

Also, a triple cheeseburger (or a 3x3) and some fries sounds pretty damn good right now.

Considering the circumstances, the two-time NBA MVP was pretty damn good in the Finals.

Curry averaged 30.5 points, 6.0 assists and 5.2 rebounds in the six games while constantly being trapped and blitzed and box-and-1'd. His shooting percentages -- 41.4 percent overall and 34.3 percent from deep -- would have been 43 and 37 percent, respectively, if you eliminate his 0-for-5 mark on shots beyond 35 feet.

But in the end, Curry and the Warriors fell short of the three-peat. 

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"There's a lot of different emotions," Curry said. "No regrets at all about how this series ended. We had a lot of great memories in this building.

"I think it's iconic, in the sense of our entire history of this organization and how we got to this point."

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Who Warriors fans think Steph Curry should team up with in 'The Match'

Who Warriors fans think Steph Curry should team up with in 'The Match'

Sunday’s “The Match” featuring Bay Area native Tom Brady, former NFL MVP Peyton Manning and PGA stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson seemed to be a smashing success for the sport of golf. Not only was $20 million raised for coronavirus relief in the United States, but sports fans were glued to their televisions to watch golf, something the sport forever has struggled with.

Warriors star Steph Curry tweeted during the event that he wanted to participate in the next iteration of the “The Match.” So we asked, who would Warriors fans like to see Steph team up with the next time this event is organized and got some interesting responses.

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John Daly no doubt would be an interesting partner for Curry, but the two aren’t likely to be a match made in heaven. Daly’s partying and off-the-course exploits were infamous during his days on the tour, something Curry never has gotten wrapped up in.

Another commenter mentioned Jordan Spieth, who is a fellow Under Armour athlete with Curry. These two likely have played together numerous times over the years, and Spieth has been known to provide a good sound byte.

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Another name to consider would be Justin Thomas, the No. 4 player in the world. Thomas joined the TNT telecast for Sunday’s event and was a great on-course reporter, including this somewhat-NSFW dig at Charles Barkley.

Thomas and Curry together would provide some incredible laughs.

Whoever it is, having Steph mic’d up for an entire 18 holes should make for some magnificent content.

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Ex-Warrior Andrew Bogut not retiring yet but won't re-sign with Sydney

Back in mid-April, former Warriors center Andrew Bogut said he would make a decision on his basketball future in May.

With a handful of days left in May, Bogut has made a decision.

Sort of.

The 35-year-old Australian tweeted a statement Sunday and said he won't re-sign with the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League right now, or any other professional basketball team for that matter.

Bogut made it clear that it wasn't a "retirement note." He said due to the uncertainty surrounding sports because of the global coronavirus pandemic, it was too difficult to make a decision right now.

He also did mention that he hopes to be back on a basketball in the "near future."

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Bogut last appeared on an NBA court in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals when the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena.

Since then, he had been play with Sydney before the pandemic forced all sports leagues to pause their seasons. Bogut was averaging 8.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 21.5 minutes over 25 games for Sydney.

For now, Bogut will let his body rest and spend time with his family.

[RELATED: Bogut likes two NBA draft prospects]

If the former No. 1 overall pick decides later not to play another professional basketball game, he leaves the sport with a decorated NBA career: Champion, an All-NBA Third Team selection, and an All-Defensive Second Team selection.