Warriors

Warriors

Steph Curry hasn't looked liked Steph Curry through three games of the Warriors' NBA playoff second-round battle with the Houston Rockets.

But even after Curry shot 7 of 23 with a missed dunk in the Dubs' 126-121 Game 3 loss Saturday, Draymond Green is confident the greatest shooter in NBA history will snap out of it.

"I think Steph has a good balance of beating himself up and just moving on with life," Green said Sunday. "And I think that's important. It's part of the reason he's the shooter that he is. I think if you talk to anyone who plays basketball, the toughest thing is to miss shots and keep shooting.

"Your confidence wavers, you start to think -- Steph will miss four in a row and then heat-check the fifth one. Like from 35 feet. I don't know if that's good or bad, but it [works] for him. So I know he don't make too much off it.

”As a competitor, I know he's pissed with himself, and I think that will bode well for us. Probably it's going to lead to some aggressiveness, and we like when he's aggressive, so I think he'll be fine."

Curry enters Monday night's critical Game 4 in Houston having shot 18 of 52 in the series, and just 8 of 32 from 3-point range. Curry dislocated his finger in Game 2 and was questionable heading into Game 1 with ankle issues. 

 

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The two-time NBA MVP has made no excuses for his poor play, though.

"Naw, I've just gotta make those," Curry said after Game 3. "If I'm out there playing, gotta produce. And it just didn't happen tonight."

Curry and the Warriors will need to play better in every facet of the game Monday night, or else the series will have a much different look than it did when they arrived in Houston.