Stephen Curry explains the lesson he'll learn from losing Game 7
The 2016 NBA Finals did not finish how the Golden State Warriors had hoped, as they lost Game 7 at home on Sunday to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and now begins the slow process of scrubbing away that bitterness and improving for next season.
It'll be a particularly interesting offseason for Stephen Curry, who was nothing short of brilliant this season in winning his second consecutive MVP award only to then turn in one of the most underwhelming Finals performances an MVP has ever had.
Curry average 22.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 4.3 turnovers per game while shooting 40 percent from the field. It was the worst scoring average, worst field goal percentage and second-worst turnover average that any regular-season MVP has had in the NBA Finals.
Curry knows all of this, though, and so when he was asked in his end-of-season interview session on Monday afternoon about the criticism coming his way, he wasn't surprised or defensive. Instead, he explained what he'll learn from losing to the Cavs and how he'll use it to improve for next year.