Stephen Curry is ridiculous. You know this by now, but if you needed any further confirmation, you got it when Carmelo Anthony actually put his hand on Curry’s face in Sunday’s game between the Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks — and Curry made a shot anyway. The basket didn’t count, but it’s hard not to laugh at how effortless Curry makes it look on some of these shots.
The irony of that moment, though, was that Curry did not have a good game against the New York Knicks — like, at all. The reigning league MVP went 5-of-17 from the field (and 3-of-11 from beyond the arc) and ended up with only 13 points. To put that into context, both his point total and his 29.4 shooting percentage were season lows for Curry when he’s playing at least 30 minutes.
In fact, it’s been a rough three-game stretch for Curry. He was decent in a scare against the 76ers, but again struggled to shoot against the Mavericks last week. Against the Knicks, Curry seemingly couldn’t knock down anything at first. Even open shots weren’t falling.
Of course, the thing with Curry — as with all shooters — is that he’ll keep trying. Eventually, those shots are going to start falling again. Even if someone, literally, has his hand in Curry’s face.