Steph Curry had a third quarter to forget Monday night vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves. The three-time NBA champion went 2-for-6 from the field (1-for-4 from deep), did not record an assist and his two unforced turnovers led to two T-Wolves layups in transition.
But the two-time NBA MVP bounced back in a big way in the fourth quarter, as he scored 15 points over a span of three minutes and three seconds to put the game away.
Steve Kerr after the win went the macro route when describing what he saw from the only unanimous MVP in NBA history.
"Steph got careless in the third quarter, actually in the first as well," Golden State's coach told the media. "Steph is such a unique player -- he had 36 points, he completely took over the game. And yet the way the game started, he looked out of it. He wasn't locked in, he wasn't focused.
"It's kind of all part of the Steph Curry experience to be honest with you [chuckles]. He just looks like he's having so much fun out there all the time, and sometimes he's out there playing and gets a little careless.
"Obviously, we're willing to live with it because he makes so many incredible plays, and makes such a huge impact on the game. But every once in a while, we gotta reel him in and get him to lock in to take care of the ball."
This clip below pretty much sums up what Kerr is saying:
Never change, Steph. Never change.
"What he does is so brilliant, and so rare," Kerr said. "What a gift for our fans, but even a gift for me, for our coaching staff, for his teammates. We talk all the time about how lucky we are to be doing this, and I think we're especially lucky to be doing this with Steph.
"He elevates the level of fun and joy and energy. He just lights up the whole building."