The Unlikely Moment Stephen Curry Shared With A Rockets Player During Game 6
In the heat of battle, it can be difficult for athletes to maintain perspective of what's really going on.
But during Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, Stephen Curry had a moment, shared with Trevor Ariza, reflecting on just how fun the series has been between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets.
Curry ended up running 1.44 miles on defense, a result of the Warriors continuing to switch on almost every pick-and-roll defensively, and the Rockets running through pick-and-rolls until they could get MVP front-runner James Harden matched onto Curry.
According to Second Spectrum, that's a quarter mile more than any other Warriors defender and the most he has run in any game all season.
'You can get tired a little bit here and there during the game, but there's no excuse for not appreciating the moment,' Curry said. 'I looked over at [Rockets forward] Trevor Ariza in the middle of the fourth quarter and we just both said to each other, 'This is fun; this is what you love about NBA basketball.' If you can't push through for 48 minutes in this type of environment, you don't love the game.'....
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