Steph Curry sees and hears all the chatter about him, the Warriors and the NBA at large.
We know this because he frequently has admitted that to various media outlets.
So he was aware of the fact that entering Wednesday night's showdown against LeBron James, he was 16-for-77 (20.8 percent) from 3-point range over his prior eight games against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center?
Yes. Yes, he was.
"I definitely knew my numbers the last whatever [amount] of games," he told the media after the Warriors' agonizing loss.
Well, he certainly bucked the trend by going 6-for-9 from beyond the arc.
But the noteworthy aspect of that statistic is the number nine.
The two-time NBA MVP averaged 14.8 attempts over the Warriors' final 24 games and made 43.7 percent of them.
So you have to give the Lakers some credit for doubling/trapping/blitzing/swarming Steph and limiting his number of opportunities from deep.
"It was tough to get some attempts the way they were guarding," the three-time NBA champion said. "But you know -- made some big ones."
It's safe to assume Steph will increase his volume in Sunday's win-or-go-home matchup vs. the Memphis Grizzlies, as he got up a career-high 22 attempts vs. the Grizzlies in the regular-season finale last Sunday.