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Warrior Wonder: Steph Curry’s playoff-best performance shines in game 3 loss

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Stephen Curry tried to will the Warriors to victory in game three with forty-seven points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

2019 NBA Finals - Game Three
Steph Curry put the team on his back in game three.
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In a game where the Golden State Warriors would be without Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney, Stephen Curry showed the will of a champion who would not be making excuses and tried doing everything in his power to win, literally leaving it all out on the floor in a career-best playoff performance.

Warrior Wonder: Stephen Curry

In a game where his teammates’ play on both ends of the floor appeared as if they were resigned to losing due to the players being out, Steph Curry showed why he is a former unanimous and two-time MVP and one of the greatest NBA players of all time as he tried to impose his will from the start, scoring the Warriors first five points and making Golden State’s first five field goals, hitting shots with accuracy from everywhere on the court.

Besides directly accounting for most of the Warriors’ scoring himself, Curry also had seven assists including this dime to Quinn Cook.

Curry literally did it all for the Warriors in game three, not only leading the team in points and assists, but continuing his torrid rebounding in the playoffs with a team-high eight boards.

Steph had 17 points in the first quarter and by halftime had scored his NBA Finals best of 25 points in a half while the rest of the team combined for 27.

Golden State was down eight points at the half and Steph Curry continued to play like a man possessed with reckless abandon, trying to will his team to a win no matter the odds or how his teammates played.

Curry reached a new career-high scoring in the NBA Finals with forty by the end of the third quarter.

With eight minutes left in the fourth quarter and the Warriors down by thirteen, Curry continued to play like he expected to come back and win the game.

Despite the reality that the Warriors had gone on a 18-0 run against Toronto in game two, some began to question whether it made sense to have kept Steph in game three or if it would have been wiser to preserve him for game four.

But after this tweet from Anthony Slater, Steph would score two more points and dish one more assist, joining a list of nine players to score forty-five or more points in an NBA Finals game, earning high praise from all NBA fans, his teammates and coach and the no-doubt, slam dunk title of Warrior Wonder for game three of these NBA Finals.

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Who was your Warrior Wonder against the Raptors on 6/5/19 in game three?

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  • 91%
    Steph Curry
    (220 votes)
  • 0%
    Draymond Green
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Andre Iguodala
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Quinn Cook
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Jonas Jerebko
    (5 votes)
  • 2%
    Andrew Bogut
    (5 votes)
  • 2%
    DeMarcus Cousins
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Shaun Livingston
    (1 vote)
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