Draymond breaks down Curry's performance, ‘that's what makes him more than anything'


Draymond Green was not too impressed with Steph Curry's Game 3 outburst.

And that's not in reference to his "this is my fu**ing house" declaration in the third quarter.

"I think he had a great quarter, but I don't mean to disappoint -- but I've seen crazier from him (laughing)," Draymond told reporters. "But it was good to see."

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In the first half, Curry scored just nine points and went 1-for-7 from deep.

In the second half, the two-time MVP exploded for 26 points and went 4-for-5 from 3-point territory.

Draymond knows why Curry is able to break out like he did in the third quarter.

"Very mentally tough. I think that's what makes him more than anything," the reigning Defensive Player of the Year said. "His physical toughenss is definitely underrated. He's one of the most competitive people I've ever been around. But his mental toughness -- you can't be that great of a scorer or great of a shooter without mental toughness because you're always going to face obstacles when it comes to shooting.

"Next shot mentality and that was big tonight ... that's something that's kind of been the key to his career -- his mental toughness. He didn't come in with everybody saying, 'Steph Curry would be who he is today.'

"Everybody questioned who he'd be, so that's one of his strengths for sure."

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Steve Kerr was also asked about Curry's toughness.

"Steph is underrated for the toughness factor," Kerr explained. "You don't become a two-time MVP just by shooting a bunch of 3s. He's got unbelievable stamina and physical toughness. Mental toughness -- you know, for four days everybody's been talking about him. What he did tonight didn't surprise any of us because that's just who he is.

"He's got unbelievable character and great talent and it always rises when it needs to."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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