Warriors

Steph vows to 'keep shooting' after abnormal Game 5

Warriors

Steph Curry wasn’t overly concerned about his poor shooting on Monday night because he was too busy thinking about the Warriors’ big win.

Golden State took Game 5 of the NBA Finals from the Boston Celtics 104-94 on Monday night, pulling within one win of their fourth championship in eight seasons in front of a roaring Chase Center crowd.

But after Dub Nation saw Curry set record after record with a historic shooting performance in Game 4 at TD Garden, his powers mysteriously disappeared upon returning to the Bay. For the first time in his NBA playoff career, Curry finished Game 5 without making a 3-pointer, ending his 132-game postseason streak.

After his 7-for-22 shooting performance that saw him miss all nine of his 3-point attempts Monday, Curry wasn’t too stressed about it when speaking to reporters.

His solution to the missed shots?

“Keep shooting. It’s very simple,” Curry said after the game. “... I’m not afraid to go oh-fer whatever because I’m [going to] keep shooting and taking shots that you normally feel like you can make. I’ve responded well when I’ve had games like that from the 3-point line.”

The Warriors certainly would love to see Curry bounce back in Game 6 as they look to close out the series back at TD Garden on Thursday.

But in the meantime, he’s soaking in the Warriors’ Finals advantage after taking a three-games-to-two lead. 

 

“I don’t think I’ve ever been happier after an oh-fer whatever type of night,” Curry said. “Just knowing the context of the game, the other ways you try to impact the game and the fact that you had four guys step up in meaningful ways to help us win offensively. So all that stuff matters.”

RELATED: Steph epically trolls Boston with 'Ayesha Curry can cook' shirt

Along with his 16 points on Monday, Curry had eight assists, three rebounds and a steal. He finished with the game’s second-highest plus/minus at plus-15, behind only Gary Payton II, who was plus-16.

Despite his showing in Game 5, Boston can rest assured Curry will return to the TD Garden court looking to redeem himself -- and that’s when the two-time NBA MVP tends to be at his most dangerous. At the end of the day, though, all the matters to Curry is a Warriors win.

“There’s a fire burning that I want to make shots, but the rest of it is just about how you win a game, and we did that,” Curry said.