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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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Steph Curry's one-word answer when asked if Warriors will make playoffs

Steph Curry's one-word answer when asked if Warriors will make playoffs

Kevin Durant. Andre Iguodala. DeMarcus Cousins. Shaun Livingston. What do they have in common?

None of them play for the Warriors anymore.

Klay Thompson is expected to miss a large portion of the season as he recovers from a torn left ACL. Combine all of this with the fact the Western Conference is insanely loaded, and you got people who believe the Dubs will either struggle to make the playoffs or miss the postseason altogether.

Steph Curry played in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe over the weekend, and had the following interaction with Marcus Thompson of The Athletic:

The break in the action on the 16th hole was coming to an end. Curry’s turn was near, leaving time for one final question.

Are the Warriors making the playoffs?

He was almost through the word “facts” when he realized it was a question and not a statement. Suddenly, his calm expression disappeared. His face scrunched and his voice elevated above a whisper, adding a shriek for emphasis.

“What?!” he said, playfully agitated by the sheer audacity of the question. “What?!”

The Warriors have reached the playoffs seven straight years. They've appeared in five consecutive NBA Finals, winning three titles.

Curry is a two-time MVP and is on the short list of best players in the NBA. Draymond Green is incredible and always will be underrated.

Golden State added 23-year old D'Angelo Russell, who averaged 21.1 points and 7.0 assists last season en route to making his first All-Star Game.

[RELATEDWarriors didn't sign Russell just to trade him, Myers says]

Head coach Steve Kerr and general manager Bob Myers still are onboard. 

Be careful doubting the Dubs.

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NBA2K20 ratings: Warriors' Steph Curry, Klay Thompson ranked in top 15

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NBA2K20 ratings: Warriors' Steph Curry, Klay Thompson ranked in top 15

Who is the best player in the NBA?

If you asked five different people, you might get five different answers. But where's the fun in that?

Enter the NBA2K video game series. 

The ratings for the top 20 players in the new NBA2K20 game were unveiled Monday, and while it's hard to argue with the players that were included, there's naturally plenty of controversy regarding their respective rankings.

For instance, Warriors fans might feel like Steph Curry belongs in the top five. NBA2K20 disagrees. 

Curry came in as the No. 6 ranked players in NBA2K20 with an overall rating of 95, just behind Houston's James Harden and Brooklyn's Kevin Durant (both 96 overall). 

Rounding out the top three: reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounpo (96 overall), reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard (97 overall), and finally, the Lakers' LeBron James (97 overall).

Just like his fellow backcourt mate, one could make the case Golden State's Klay Thompson is underrated as well. With an overall rating of 89, Thompson comes in at No. 14 in the player rankings.

While you can quibble with the Splash Brothers' overall rankings, you can't when it comes to their specialized skill sets. Out of all the players in NBA2K20, Curry and Thompson are ranked as the two best 3-point shooters, respectively. Curry has the maximum 3-point shooting rating possible (99), while Thompson isn't far behind at 97. 

Now, the most pressing NBA2K20 ratings question remaining: Where the heck is Draymond Green?