The Golden State Warriors are currently retelling an NBA tale as old as time: a playoff team has a phenomenal lead star who is putting up wild numbers every night…yet they are still losing.
This year the hero in question is Stephen Curry, who has returned to the Finals with force and is on track for Finals MVP.
Well, that would be the case if the rest of his team was keeping up with him.
Leading Scorer in these Finals so far
Game 1: Steph Curry (34)
Game 2: Steph Curry (29)
Game 3: Steph Curry (31)
The Warriors are down 1-2 … pic.twitter.com/Yjk392fNFc
— WarriorsMuse (@WarriorsMuse) June 9, 2022
Curry has been the leading scorer in these Finals so far.
In Game 1, he put up 34.
Game 2 saw him scoring 29.
In Wednesday’s Game 3, Curry made 31 points.
Despite that, the Warriors are still down 2-1 in the Finals and are getting outplayed at times by the Boston Celtics.
The bottom line is this: Curry is great but the rest of his team really needs to step up.
Sure enough, there are times when those guys are shining.
Yet, they aren’t shining consistently and that is making all the difference.
They will have a good game, then an okay game, then a good game again.
Meanwhile, Curry is steady and stable and fantastic every night.
If only the rest of the team were as stable as Curry has been.
There is one more game in Boston before the series returns to the Bay Area.
If the Warriors fall to a 3-1 deficit, returning from that will be all but impossible.
And if Curry is the only one playing as he is, the chances are even slimmer.
Curry will keep performing like a superstar – will others on his team join him?