Stephen Curry put Matthew Dellavedova through the blender in the open floor during Game 2.
Stephen Curry and Game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals had not been getting along for the entirety of the first half and the start of the third quarter. His shot had not been falling, allowing the Cleveland Cavaliers to continue hanging around.
It appears that just the threat of Curry shooting was enough to give him room to put on a ball-handling clinic on Matthew Dellavedova.
Curry got loose on a fast-break and Dellavedova got back in front of Curry. Frankly, it didn’t matter if Dellavedova was in front, beside, or behind Curry when the NBA MVP is doing things like this:
Dellavedova is absolutely terrified of giving up the step-back jumper there, despite Curry’s shooting woes, and it cost him his ankles and two points. Curry, on the other hand, is continuing to do downright amazing things while making it look routine.
That move right there is a primary reason why Curry is the MVP and the Warriors are where they are. Curry’s prowess as a shooter causes defenses to panic, allowing him to put his elite dribbling on display and get to the bucket at will with defenders left flailing behind him.
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