GTSOH: Steph Curry Tried To Dunk On LeBron After The Whistle
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The fewest points ever scored by a MVP in a Finals game was 5 by Bill Russell in 1961. Midway through the 3rd quarter of game 3, many were thinking Steph Curry was going to challenge that record since he only had 2 points with his team down by 19. He looked so awful in the first 2 and 1/2 quarters, Stephen A. Smith tweeted it was the worst he’s ever seen Steph play.
As expected, Steph started to heat up and scored 13 of his 19 points in the remaining minutes of the quarter. He was feeling so good, he even tried to throw down a dunk on LeBron – after the whistle! LeBron casually jumped straight up, rejected the weak dunk attempt and gave Curry one of those “don’t ever try that again” looks.
So what was Steph thinking?
LeBron was in attack and revenge mode all-night and after getting a dunk of his own rejected in the 2nd quarter by Draymond Green, there was no chance he was going to let Curry put him on a poster, especially after a whistle.
DRAYMOND’S BLOCK ON LEBRON
Steph finished the game with 19 points (6-13 fg, 3 of 9 from 3), 3 assists and 6 turnovers, but again, he only had 2 points in the first 2 and 1/2 quarters.
“I’ve got to play 100 times better than that,” Said Curry who was once again asked after the game if he’s injured. “I’m fine. Not the way we wanted the night to go.”