Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has been on a big stage plenty of times during his two-time MVP career, but he says Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Cavaliers on Thursday night is the biggest game of his career.
“Yeah, we have a chance to win a championship, so definitely the biggest game, and I’m ready for it,” Curry said, according to USA Today.
With the Warriors up 3–2 in the series, they could lose Game 6 and still fight their way to their second consecutive title in Game 7. But Curry is hoping to play better in Game 6 and end the Finals before they reach Game 7.
“I want to honestly play better and more consistent, but the situation is right now we're one game away from winning a second championship, and I personally have 48 minutes to do what I need to do to help my team win,” Curry said. “So right now you could kind of get lost in (the criticism). But at the end of the day if I’m sitting here tomorrow night with another trophy and celebrating with my teammates, we can talk all day.”
Curry has averaged 25.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game during the playoffs while shooting 41.2% from three-point range, but notably averaged just 16.0 points with 3.3 three-pointers per game through the first three games of the Finals.
Game 6 will begin at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena.