Warriors' Stephen Curry has struggled in closing 20 seconds during NBA playoffs

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SportsPulse: Trysta Krick tries to make sense of what we saw over the course of six games between the Raptors and Warriors and how it will have an echoing affect going forward.
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Stephen Curry, the face of the Golden State Warriors during their five consecutive NBA Finals appearances, has one tiny flaw.

It’s hard to nitpick a two-time NBA MVP who just averaged 30.5 points in the Finals, but this statistic stands out after Thursday night’s 114-110 loss to the Toronto Raptors in Game 6. 

Curry has gone 0-for-8 on go-ahead shots with less than 20 seconds left in his NBA playoff career. He’s played 112 postseason games.

The latest miss in crunch time came when Curry was short on a potential game-winning three-pointer — off a well-designed Steve Kerr play with 10 seconds left and the Warriors trailing by one — a shot he’s hit countless times throughout his career. Had Curry made that shot, it would have given the Warriors a two-point lead and could’ve forced a Game 7 in Toronto. 

It wasn’t the first time Curry’s clutch game failed.

In the 2016…

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