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Morning Tips Q & A: Stephen Curry

They do not wear it, Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr. Everyone is grounded, giving more to breaking a joke than casting someone out. Everyone has a well-deserved reputation as a well-behaved, thoughtful guy. But every one conceals, beneath the surface, a bubbling cauldron, a nasty string – which used to be called the "red ass" – which comes out at the peak of competition, anger, passion. Kerr bursts single clipboard.

And then, after Steph Curry hit his seventh or eighth straight shot in the third quarter of what became a record breaking 41-point Game 3 demolition of the rockets culminating a 96-hour stretch under which Currys 2 of 13 three-point shooters combined in Games 1

and 2 against Houston had been analyzed and massively taken care of within an inch of his life but had been silent by Curry's 35-point smackdown in response, the Curry took out his nozzle and shouted: "This is my (wet) house ", not that anyone could hear him in bed at Oracle Arena. Then he said that his mother, Sonya, had become chid and said that he had to wash his mouth with soap. But while the outbreak was prophetic ("Riley, I hope you did not see," Brother Splash Brother Klay Thompson laughed in the locker room, referring to Curry's 5-year-old daughter), that was not very characteristic.

Stephen Curry broke out of his shooting team and scored 35 points in Game 3.

Curry is a figurative killer on the floor, a destroyer of opponent worlds who want to win bad and who wants to beat back the challenge like Houston, who won 65 matches this season, most in the league, and it has not been shy about his displaced pursuit of defending champions. You do not win two league MVP awards at the age of 28 if you are not a competitive little cuss. That's how Curry came back for five weeks from a class 2 MCL sprain in his left leg to return to Warriors for their second-round victory over New Orleans. That's what prevents him from being embarrassed when the rockets put him in endless screen and reels, making him either protect James Harden or Chris Paul one on one. (He has not done anything bad at all, although the effort he has to put in defense could well have got his legs offensive).

When he sat before match 3, he showed no real concern over his knee or his shot. The knee was developed strictly by Warrior's medical and training staff, along with Kerr's personal coach Brandon Payne under Curry's rehab. "I'm convinced he's 100 percent," said Payne Sunday morning. Curry convinced the rest of us a little later, using derivative adverb form.

The turning point in Warriors' Game 3 win was Steph Curry back to shape.

Me: So completely removed from this: I heard you killed it when your team made their presentation to buy the pawns.

Stephen Curry: It's still kind of ongoing process.

Me: What was different in that process as opposed to things like players?

SC: I just think to understand the full scope of what the business page means. It was an opportunity to understand how to run a franchise – not to run a franchise – but the background, the details, all the different games in play, especially in Charlotte, to be the city I grew up in. So understanding more about how society and the fan base, how it interacts with the organization, the side of what could mean along the way, obviously interacting with NFL, how NFL grows from a fan and a game interaction type, there's a lot going on when thinking about owning a franchise. Pretty educational experience.

Me: Do you almost get insulted when someone asks you to have a problem shooting or something wrong after a bad game or two?

SC: It's a strong word. I think it's fun, because there's nothing that anyone can ask me or tell me I have not already thought of myself as to how I play, what I need to do better. The consistent thing is that I will never lose confidence in myself when I'm on the floor. That's why I shot the shots like I do that's why I play as I play. In addition to that, it's part of the game. And I have great expectations for myself, and I know that I set high goals when it comes to shooting basketball. And if I do not meet that standard every night, there will be questions about why this, why it. We are in the Western Conference finals. We must play well for us to move on to the next level.

Me: Houston has a really good defense, but while they have a good size of the wings and especially with Clint Capela in their backs they are not an overly long team. What are they doing so well defensively?

SC: I think it's just their change. They try to cancel your flow by placing one body at each interaction, each screen, between the ball, outside the ball. That's what we've done for years, where we're just trying to kill the flow. Do not allow as many passes or ball movements. They have quite good versatility. They can not be the longest group from top to bottom, but the versatility of having guys who can protect multiple positions that help them. They are tough and of course what Clint Capela can do in the color and protects the rim. I think it's just one of those things where it's a matter of whose will will win over seven games.

Me: Experience it strange that you did what you would do-win one on the road – and yet before Game 3 It was all gloomy and damn because of what happened in Game 2?

SC: There are two things. One, for us as a team, we have not had the experience of being on the way to starting a series. That dynamic is different. It has been our pattern, in most of the series we play in, we win the first two games at home, go along and share and come back and win Game 5. So if you just turn the pattern, we're right where we want to be It's just a bad feeling to win Game 1 how we did, how good we played and Game 2 happen, they came out with violence and we do not answer it. It was not as if from our point of view it was not something like the game plan or very different except for a couple of momentum games where we gave them confidence and they took it and ran with it. Many guys played well. It's a weird feeling but we know when we come back to lock on both sides of the ball, pay attention to what they are doing well and try to stop it, play the home mass, we should be in good shape. [19659010] I: Do you communicate with Brandon (Payne) or the other guys in your personal team to see if they see something or say "I have this? I do not want to hear from you?" [19659008] SC: A small piece of both. I worked with Brandon before we left the road. Most of the time there is noise everywhere. As long as I'm locked with my guys here in the locker room and at the training court, I should be in good shape. It is rare that what I do must be folded into what we do as a team. And of course, the only thing somebody has to tell me is "you have to play better."

I Did anyone do that?

SC: Oh, I have a lot of people Who are you listening to?

SC: My wife and probably my parents most. For them they are in my house. (Laughing)

Me: Why is it that when your team struggles does it always occur with turnover? It's not like you're missing a lot of free throw or playing terrible defense; There are always a lot of changes.

SC: I think the story of Game 2 was the first quarter and the seven sales we had. They were not those who were aggressive; They were all passive, indecisive, rushing. It set the tone for how we played in the offensive end. We had a lot of defensive breakdowns, but I think our morale was killed early. we did not have the right juice or mojo. I do not know what it's about the specific part of the game. We try to involve a lot of ball movement, and there is a lot of organized chaos in how we run our transitional breach and things like that. But we have smart players who know how to take care of the ball. It's just a bad habit to break, and you have to do it if you want to be good.

Me: Is Houston the biggest challenge for you in the west during this run?

SC: ] I mean we were down 3-1 against Thunder in the same series. Think about where we are right now right now. It's another conversation since we started on the road, All busted Houston around the whole season and on a colliding road (with them) all year. It's very built to hyping this series, and it should be.

Me: You have this chance to repeat, you became relatively healthy as a team. No one repeats Miami.

SC: I think it does, because if we win it this year, that's what it means. That's something we've never done before. This is our second crack on it. Historically, over the years, I have not remembered the exact number, but I know that it's simple numbers how many teams have repeated in the league. We know how difficult it is. We are always talking about San Antonio, a team that won five of them but never two in a row. There are completely different circumstances you have to overcome to win a championship once, much less two in a row. We understand the moment. Here we came to this point. But, yes, that means something. We know how difficult it is, and it is a challenge we have not achieved.

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