This whittles down to a pair of shooters who’ll be constantly run off screens and thrown the ball and asked to be volume shooters and efficient shooters. And clutch shooters, if the game comes down to that.
And just because Curry and Thompson have done all of the above for much of their career, there’s no guarantee they’ll do that over the next game, or two.
“I think they rely on their experience,” Livingston said. “They’ve been doing it for a while. There’s no pressure being down, what, six points, two minutes left? At that point they’ve got 25, 30 points, so they take the shot. You trust them. They know they’re getting the ball. That’s just how we play, how they play.”
It has become instinctive at this point for Curry and Thompson, given their knowledge of each other, their high level of comfortability and the trust they share.
“We just kind of go out there and play,” said Thompson. “We're very in tune with each other being that we've played with each other for years. So when we hit the open man -- Steph doesn't stop moving. Same for me. So it just comes down to having the chemistry we do with the team and just playing that ball movement type of basketball. I know Steph has been doing it for 10 years with this organization, and me eight. So we know what it's like to take those, and we can live with the make or miss. It's just what it comes down to.”
Curry and Thompson shot 27 threes in Game 5, which was a problem for Toronto. That means a majority of those shots came in rhythm and some uncontested; otherwise, there wouldn’t be as many attempts.Linkback: https://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/index.php?topic=90267.0