Stephen Curry had a poor shooting on Monday but he has vowed to keep shooting the basketball as he is confident he can bounce back in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. In Game 5, Curry shot 7-of-22 from the field, including 0-of-9 from beyond the arc, and finished with 16 points.
For the first time since 2018, Curry finished the game without a three-pointer made. Still, the Warriors managed to win 104-94 and take a 3-2 lead over the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. In Game 6 in Boston, expect to see Curry going for his shots.
"Keep shooting," Curry said of his mentality when he comes off a poor shooting game. "Very simple. Like there's never -- I'm not afraid to go 0-for-whatever because I'm going to keep shooting and taking shots that you normally feel like you can make.
And I've responded well when I've had games like that from the 3-point line. But I've never -- I don't think I've ever been happier after a 0-for-whatever type of night, just knowing the context of the game, the other ways you tried to impact the game and the fact that you had four guys step up in meaningful ways to help us win offensively."
Curry aims to bounce back
After torching the Celtics on the offensive side of the ball in the first four games, Curry had an off night in Game 5. Curry, who is considered as the greatest shooter in NBA history, admitted that such an off night bothers him.
"Of course it bothers me as a shooter," Curry said. "You want to impact the game that way. But thankfully that's not the only thing that you do out there on the court. Obviously, track record says I shoot the ball better the next game.
Looking forward to that bounce-back." The Warriors are now a win away from winning the NBA Finals. Curry will certainly be motivated to have a big Game 6 and help the Warriors close out the series.