Entering the Warriors’ game on Monday in Houston, Stephen Curry was suffering through a tough shooting slump.
In the 15 games between Christmas Day and this Rockets game over the period of just over a month, the former two-time league MVP was averaging 21.2 points on shooting splits of 37.0 percent from the field and 31.7 percent from beyond the arc.
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In fact, according to ESPN’s Kevin Pelton, Jan. 2022 is Curry’s least efficient full month of his career.
This is a stark difference from Curry’s form before Christmas Day. Actually, the real tipping point to him losing his shooting touch goes back to when he broke Ray Allen’s all-time regular-season 3-point record at Madison Square Garden.
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Curry’s performance on Monday could be where he finds his form once again in the team’s 122-108 victory. In Houston, the Warriors superstar erupted for a game-high 40 points, making it his first 40-point game since Dec. 23, when he went off for 46 points against the Grizzlies.
With respect to shooting, he went 13-of-23 from the field and 7-of-14 from beyond the arc.
This game is the first since that Grizzlies matchup that he not only hit at least seven 3-pointers but also shot above 50 percent when attempting 20 or more shots.
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His onslaught in the final period was crucial to Golden State picking up the win, as the young Rockets brought the deficit down to four points multiple times.