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Published: Sat, June 09, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Stephen Curry: Goes ice cold in Game 3 win

Stephen Curry: Goes ice cold in Game 3 win

"I'm going to play aggressively, confidently, with that right energy and motivation to help my team win", Curry said.

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue could only marvel at the similar circumstances. "We had our chances".

Through 3 games in these Finals, Durant leads the Warriors with 31.7 points per game, 10.3 rebounds per game, and 1.67 blocks per game. But third quarters have kind of been our Achilles heel all year.

Curry stumbled over the outstretched feet of Kendrick Perkins before exchanging words with the inactive Cavs' big man. Perkins, wearing a suit, was slouched in his chair and made no effort to get out of Curry's way as the Warriors star attempted to maintain his balance while stepping backward.

The Warriors opened a door for the Cavaliers to win a game.

It's a testament to how great of a position the Golden State Warriors are in that the debate has shifted away from whether or not they'll win the championship and towards which player will take home Finals MVP.

"His overall game was ridiculous - the passing, the rebounding, the scoring", Kerr said.

"Don't get me wrong, every time I make a shot in the National Basketball Association, I get excited", he said. "It's just incredible. I have such respect for him, especially because I know his parents, and he's a point guard, so I just marvel at what he's been able to do".

There was the layup he made with just over 6 minutes left to give the Warriors a one-point lead, 94-93. "But I'll be in the lineup on Friday". "We were ultra-aggressive in that first half, myself included".

All five of the Warriors starters scored in double digits, although Curry's 11 points came on 3-for-16 shooting, including 1-for-10 on 3-pointers.

"I think Steph really sets the tone more than anybody in that regard", Kerr said, "for what our culture is about".

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for only 21 points.

Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, the 2015 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, returned to Golden State's lineup after being sidelined by a left leg bone bruise. Before sustaining the injury, he had started in 12 of 13 games this postseason, averaging 7.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists.

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