Stephen A. Smith: ‘Idiotic’ to think Celtics understood Steph Curry

Stephen A. Smith: ‘Idiotic’ to think Celtics understood Steph Curry

Steph Curry had a night of fire in the Warriors’ Game 5 win over the Boston Celtics on Monday, and the world is doing what it usually does after a bad night from the superstar – talk.

As usual, Stephen A. Smith stepped into the conversation and came to Curry’s defense during ESPN’s first take on Tuesday morning.

While the Splash Bro finished with just 16 points on 7-of-22 shooting and didn’t make a three for the first time in his playoff career, Smith doesn’t give Boston’s defense credit.

“Steph Curry was 0-9 last night from 3-point range, I counted at least four 3-point shots where he was wide open. He just missed, it happens,” Smith said. the greatest shooter that God ever created. I’ve never seen anyone shoot basketball like him. He’s entitled. It happens, okay? I don’t worry about it at all.

“We came into last night’s game off a 43-point performance from Steph Curry in Game 4 on 14-of-26 shooting. What do you mean by figuring it out? A match, because he missed? All of a sudden they got it? It’s just silly. To anyone who would think that, that’s silly.

Prior to Game 5, Curry was averaging 34 points on 50% shooting from the field and 49% shooting from behind the arc.

And after Curry’s historically incredible Game 4 double-double performance, the Celtics needed to make several adjustments to better lock him in.

But Smith said he didn’t see anything really change defensively, rather that Curry was just missing shots.

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“The point I’m trying to make is that last night he just missed,” Smith said. “But I didn’t see the Boston Celtics in terms of a hand in his face. At the end of the day, contested, uncontested, I saw the same number of opportunities and the same number of shots contested, he just did them before last night Last night was a struggle let’s see what happens in game 6 I’m willing to bet my check you won’t see another Steph Curry oh-fer from 3 points. I want to stake my check on it. I don’t see that happening.

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