It's been a seriously rough series for the Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry, as he's shooting just 25 percent from three, and 42 percent from the field through three games against the Houston Rockets. He's also averaging just 18.3 points per game with 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists.
You would think that with Curry struggling, the Warriors would be the one down in this series, but they're actually up two games to one on the Rockets due to how stacked their roster is.
This failed attempt at the rim pretty much sums up Curry's series so far. Kevin Durant has been the reason why the Warriors have been able to thrive through three games, as he's averaged 36.7 points with 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists. Steph hasn't played well in his first meaningful series in the playoffs, and that doesn't bode well for him if the Warriors advance to play the Denver Nuggets or Portland Trail Blazers.
Warriors' Stephen Curry in the 4Q & OT of Game 3 loss to Rockets...— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) May 5, 2019
- 0-6 shooting
- 4 fouls
- 1 turnover
- 1 blown dunk
In Game 3 against the Rockets, Curry missed seven times in the restricted area, which is tied for the most such misses by a Warriors player in the past 20 seasons. He's also struggled defensively, putting together a 116 defensive rating in this series.
This isn't the first time Curry has struggled against the Rockets, as he averaged just 20.8 points on the road and shot 32.5 percent from three in their conference finals matchup in 2018.
Steph Curry when the Warriors are beating the Sacramento Kings by 17 on a Tuesday night in December vs. Steph Curry in a big playoff game pic.twitter.com/QxT0iISMpq— Brody Conaty (@bconaty14) May 5, 2019
Curry always seems to be incredible during the regular season, yet when it comes down to some of the biggest playoff moments against the toughest competition, Durant shines the brightest and Steph takes a back seat. These playoff struggles definitely leave a lot to be desired for Warriors fans. Curry is going to have to step up big time if he wants to have any shot at winning against the Rockets, and he'll have that shot again Monday night in Houston.