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What Draymond told Steph before crucial late free throw

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With the Warriors leading the Kings on Sunday night by one point, Steph Curry stepped to the free throw line with 9.2 seconds remaining.

The two-time NBA MVP missed the first attempt.

And as Steph chewed on his mouthpiece while staring at the rim in disbelief, Draymond Green jogged over from half court to offer some words of encouragement.

What exactly did Draymond say?

"Lock in bro. Lock in," Draymond told the media after Golden State's win. "[He] missed some free throws -- that's kind of unacceptable for him. So just telling him, 'Lock in, knock these down.' We know what he's capable of.

"Just a little reassurance. Greatest shooter we've ever seen, but we all need a little reassurance every now and then."

Curry made the second, and then iced the game with two more free throws after Harrison Barnes missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds.

But it was strange to look at the box score and see three missed free throws from the greatest shooter in NBA history.

Then again, it was a strange night for the three-time NBA champion.

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Curry racked up 33 points (11-for-17 from the field, 7-for-11 on 3s) through the first three quarters, but went 0-for-4 shooting in the fourth quarter with three turnovers -- including two in the final 45 seconds.

The Warriors did win the game, however, and that's really all that matters.

 

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