Curry not worried about shooting slump
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry is widely regarded as the greatest shooter of all time. After all, it was his range expertise that helped him become an uncontested MVP and went on to win three titles.
On the other hand, Curry has recently been in a shooting slump. He has only shot 38.4 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from beyond the arc since December 1st.
The Warriors defeated the Utah Jazz 94-92 on Sunday at Chase Center, and it had nothing to do with Curry’s outside shooting. Instead, the Warriors (34-13) won their second game in a row despite Curry’s poor shooting.
He finished with 13 points, shooting 5-for-20 from the field and 1-for-13 from beyond the arc.
Curry, however, did not appear to be bothered by the figures. Not when the game is being played, conversing with season-ticket holders, or speaking to reporters.
“The temptation is to let missed shots and all of that become a reaction because you’re preoccupied, or you’re all in your feelings with missing shots,” Curry stated. “I’m past that phase of my career. It’s just a matter of not ever losing confidence with what I’m capable of doing.”
Curry has refused to admit that there are any factors for his shooting slump, despite the fact that a number of factors, including Warriors players who are still injured, could explain it.
He has struggled to find a consistent sniper. Klay Thompson has been in and out of the lineup since his return from two-season-ending injuries to his left knee, and the right Achilles tendon.
Curry has also been nursing his own injury. He’s missed four games this season due to a left hip contusion, a left quad contusion, and a sore right hand. And those ailments could still affect him.
Despite his downturn, the three-time NBA champion is currently averaging 26 points per game, which ranks third among all guards in the league. In addition, he averages 1.4 steals per game, second only to Draymond Green on the Warriors.
In the Warriors’ most recent games, Curry’s stroke has been as smooth as a nail file. He has admitted that he is frustrated, but he is confident that everything will return to normal.
While Curry was still throwing bricks, his brother-in-law Damion Lee came up big against the Jazz, hitting clutch three-pointers to seal the victory.
Curry has established an almost hard bar to live up to for over a decade. Throughout January, he appeared average – and strangely – mediocre. In 11 games this month, he averaged 20.8 points on 35.9 percent of his shots overall and 29.9 percent from deep. That is one of the longest stretches in his entire career. Warriors coach Steve Kerr believes it serves as a reminder of what Curry is capable of.
“He’s human,” Kerr said. “What’s happening right now is he’s reminding people that he’s really human. He seemed inhuman for so long. People just expect him to stay in predicament all season, and that’s not how he works.”
On the other hand, Curry has also been without two crucial players. Warriors veteran forward Andre Iguodala has missed a total of nine games this season, including the last two, due to a left hip injury and Draymond Green has missed the last eight games following a painful left calf injury and a damaged disc in his lower back, which will keep him out for at least the next few weeks.
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“The temptation is to let missed shots and all of that become a reaction because you’re preoccupied, or you’re all in your feelings with missing shots,” Curry said. “I’m past that phase of my career. #NBATwitter #DubNation #StephCurry
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