Stephen Curry on how to beat Rockets: ‘I’ll have to play defense this year’

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Ty Lawson said Stephen Curry coasted defensively in the Western Conference finals against the Rockets, implying he’d better challenge Curry when the Warriors play Houston this season.

Curry brushed off the comments, merely calling them “funny.”

But the Golden State star has not forgotten.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN:

I love how willing the Warriors – from Draymond Green to Klay Thompson to Andrew Bogut to Curry again – are willing to engage in these feuds. They’re not above it. They’re not trying to stay out of the headlines.

They’re the champions, and they’re embracing any scrutiny – real or imagined – that comes with the title.

Curry might have to work harder defensively against Lawson than he did against Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni. But I have a feeling Lawson will face a stiffer defensive challenge against Golden State than he bargained for.