Quick Bit: For the first time since 2018, Stephen Curry didn’t make a single 3-pointer in a game.

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The unbelievable happened in Game 5 — Steph Curry didn’t make a single three.

One of the best shooters of all-time, who has multiple 3-point records and just had seven threes in Game 4, went 0-for-9 from behind the arc in Golden State’s 104-94 victory.

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Curry finished the game with just 16 points on 7-of-22 shooting (31.8 percent) and even missed a free throw, going 2-of-3 from the line.

Curry, however, didn’t let his poor shooting affect other parts of his game. He had eight assists and only one turnover.

Plus the gravity created from his presence and non-stop movement opened things up for his teammates. Boston’s increased defensive attention on Curry freed up driving lanes and spaced the floor for Golden State’s shooters as Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson combined to score 47 points.

And based on Curry’s immediate postgame reaction, it doesn’t seem like he cares in the least bit about his failure to make a three. After all, thanks to Golden State’s victory, Curry is now just one win away from winning his fourth championship.

Curry’s incredible three-point streak ends

Before Game 5, Curry had made at least one 3-pointer in 233 consecutive games. He also made at least one 3-pointer in 133 straight playoff games. And in his last 38 playoff games, Curry had made more than one 3-pointer.

As with most things with Curry, all three streaks were the longest in NBA history and rather remarkably, they’re now all over. Curry though, is just taking it all in stride, focusing more on winning another ring.

When was the last time Steph Curry didn’t hit a 3?

The last time Curry didn’t make a single 3-pointer was on Nov. 8 2018 in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Curry went 0-for-4 from three in the game and had just 10 points. He did, however, leave the game midway through the third quarter with an injury and did not return.

Even though this is now vastly different circumstances, the Warriors are actually a little excited about Curry’s 0-for-9 night in Game 5. They believe it will fire Curry up even more heading into a possible championship-clinching Game 6 on Thursday.

“Even for the best shooter in the world, you know, games like this happen,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said postgame. “And fortunately they don’t happen too often. I like Steph coming off of a game like this, too. I like his ability to bounce back.”

Warriors big man Draymond Green shares a similar sentiment to Kerr and believes that an irate Curry is extremely beneficial to Golden State.

“Now, that’s good for us,” Green said about Curry postgame. “He was 0-for-9 from three. He’s going to be livid going into Game 6, and that’s exactly what we need.”

How has Steph Curry shot from 3 after not making a 3?

In 2016, Curry hit 13 threes against the Pelicans after not making any in his previous game.

But according to ESPN Stats & Info, since 2013, in the nine games Curry hasn’t made a three, he’s made 4.4 threes a game afterward.

“I just know he’ll respond,” Thompson said about Curry’s mindset heading into Game 6. “He’s one of the greatest competitors I’ve ever been around. And he’s a perfectionist, like myself.

“I know he’ll be thinking about the shots he missed. And that’s a good thing, because Thursday, hopefully, most of the time, he regresses to the mean, and it’s scary when he does.”

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