Steph Curry had quite the 33rd birthday.
He woke up to a scavenger hunt from his kids that led to some custom-made blue and pink sneakers. Then he scored 32 points in the Warriors’ 131-119 win over the Utah Jazz and celebrated with his young son, Canon.
But when asked if his birthday was “storybook,” Curry said there was one final touch he wished he could have added.
“Nah, because I missed my free throw and I missed my 33rd point for the 33rd birthday,” Curry told reporters in a postgame video conference. “High standards over here.”
It seemed like the smiling Curry is only half-joking.
With 31.6 seconds left in the game, he missed his first free-throw attempt after being fouled by Royce O’Neale. He went 6-of-7 from the charity stripe and fell one point short of matching his age.
But Curry still put on an absolute show as he continues to build his case for a third NBA MVP.
The Dubs superstar knows what’s really important and said he was looking forward to spending the evening with his family after playing in a rare day game at home.
“It was pretty awesome to be able to play and bring some energy today,” Curry said. “Had some people reaching out all day. I appreciate the love and the messages and all that. Obviously, to get a win and enjoy the 48 minutes out there was awesome. Now I get to go home and spend some time with the fam. Should be a pretty dope day.”