After a record-setting 73 regular season wins, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have cooled off and struggled against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals.
On Tuesday night, the Thunder were able to notch another impressive victory, extending their series lead to 3-1.
A big reason for the Warriors’ struggles can be placed on Curry, who has been struggling from the field in the team’s back-to-back losses. Curry has gone just 13-for-37 from the field and 5-of-21 from 3-point range in the past two games, but it looks like there could be a reason.
According to reports, Curry is likely playing at less than 70 percent.
“He’s playing at 70-percent, at best,” a source told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
This offseason, Curry has been dealing with a handful of injuries; the reigning NBA MVP missed six games due to a sprained right ankle and Grade 1 MCL knee sprain.
While he may not be 100 percent, Curry realizes that it is do or die for the Warriors moving forward.
“The last two games, it’s gotten away from us,” Curry said. “A lot of that falls on my shoulders and playing better.”
The Warriors return to The Oracle in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday night for Game 5. If they are unable to break out of their slump, the record-setting regular season will all have been for naught.
Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET.
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