A year after beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors found themselves in the opposite position last night at the end of Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. Curry had 17 points in the 93-89 loss, which gave Cleveland its first major sports title since 1964.
The Warriors had a historic regular season, with a record 73 wins, but they came up short in their last game.
“It hurts, man,” Curry said with a shrug. “I mean… that’s all I’m really kind of marinating on right now. I’m proud of every single guy stepped on the floor for our team this year. It wasn’t easy what we accomplished and it’s not an easy pill to swallow what we didn’t accomplish.”
When asked if he felt responsibility for the loss, Curry said he did. “I didn’t play efficient. I had some good moments, but I didn’t help my team win.” He admitted to being aggressive in the wrong ways, which was likely a reference to his Game 6 ejection.
Draymon Green did have a great Game 7, but it ultimately wasn’t enough. When asked about his impact on Game 7 after being suspended for Game 5, Green said it didn’t matter. “We didn’t win, so you can look at a stat line and say, ‘Oh, it was great’ or whatever, but we didn’t win so that doesn’t really matter.”