Stephen Curry had everything working in the Warriors’ blowout Game 3 win over the Rockets, and that included playing the villain role to perfection.
As Curry drained shot after shot, some of them while being particularly close to the courtside fans, eventually he grew tired of hearing their taunts.
“It’s fun, playoff basketball, and you get hecklers — guys up close who paid a lot of money for those seats and want to get their money’s worth,” Curry said after dropping 40 points on the Rockets in a 115-80 evisceration of Houston that gave Golden State a 3-0 chokehold in the best-of-7 series. …
Trevor Ariza’s nose was practically in Curry’s mouthpiece, but he still got it off — and it still went in. Curry turned to the fan — the look of astonishment on the face of his female companion was the stuff of Deadspin glory — removed his mouthpiece and glared.
“I don’t even remember what he said,” Curry said. “A four-letter word I can’t repeat. That’s when I turned and said, ‘Sit down,’ just having fun with him. If they want to talk, hopefully they can take some back.”
Besides Draymond Green’s occasionally loud mouth, there’s really not much for the casual fan to dislike about these Warriors. Curry is as clean as they come, and the style of basketball Golden State plays, even though it’s defensive-oriented, is extremely entertaining to watch.
A little attitude from Curry adds some well-deserved spice to this team, and if he continues along this path, it’s going to be particularly interesting to see which way the majority of fans lean in what appears to be an impending matchup in the Finals against a Cavaliers team that features LeBron James.