1. It’s time for some home cooking
To quote one of the greatest movies of all time, “There is no place like home.”
The Golden State Warriors haven’t had a home game since May 16 against the Portland Trail Blazers, so you can imagine how deafening the arena will be when the champions set foot on home soil.
Although the Warriors are a great road team, they’re an even better home team.
Relishing the opportunity to play in front of what is often called the best fanbase in the world (the Toronto Raptors may beg to differ), the Warriors have to go in with the mindset that Game 3 will set the tone for the remainder of the series.
Not to mention, it’s exactly what the doctor ordered in order to get Stephen Curry back on track.
For the first seven minutes of Game 2, Steph Curry seemed rather disinterested and disengaged within the offense, not even looking for his shot.
Passing out on what he would define as good shots (if we’re being honest, is any shot that Steph shoots a bad shot?), “odd” wouldn’t do justice for how Curry started the game. Then it came out that the Warriors’ engine came into the game sick.
Although Curry helped shoulder the load for much of the second quarter, he seemed to taper off in the second half, becoming more of a decoy than the focal point of the offense.
Finishing the game with 23 points on 6-of-17 shooting is not going to cut it for the two-time MVP, and with a little home cooking, Steph Curry can turn into Chef Curry in a matter of minutes.