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Courtside Cavs fan hit by Steph Curry's mouthpiece speaks out after the game

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Two-time MVP Stephen Curry will quickly want to erase the memory of last night's game six with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena for a number of reasons. 

The first is that the Cavs tied the series at 3-3 with a 115-101 win over the Warriors which will see the NBA Finals come down to a mouthwatering seventh and final game at the Oracle Arena on Sunday. 

Secondly, despite dropping a team-high 30 points and six three-pointers, Curry fouled out of the game and was ejected for the first time in his career. 

The ejection followed his sixth foul after he threw his mouthpiece at a courtside fan in frustration at the referee's call. 

It turned out that the fan in question was no ordinary 'fan'. He was named as Andrew Forbes, the son of the Cavaliers' minority owner Nate Forbes. 

To his credit, the Dubs point guard immediately shook hands with Forbes before he left the court and acknowledged what he had done.  

Speaking after the game, the three-time All-Star said he had no intention of aiming his mouth guard towards the crowd and was trying to hit the scorer's table instead. It's quite rare for Curry's range to be off, but I guess he is human after all. 

2016 NBA Finals - Game Six

The 28-year-old also said he wanted to meet with Forbes after the game to apologise again for his actions but was told he'd already left the arena.  

Forbes, however, was tracked down after the game and spoke out on the matter in an interview with ESPN.

"It's all good. It just hit me and I was like, 'Who? What?' I was just cheering, being a fan. I don't even know where he was throwing it. It just hit me in the face. He was good about it," Forbes told ESPN's Tom Haberstroh.

Thankfully it appears there are no hard feelings between the two parties and matters on the court can take importance in what has been a topsy-turvy series. 

2016 NBA Finals - Game Six

The outcome of game six culminated in what has been a poor series for Steph, by his own ridiculously high standards. 

Game four aside, the Warriors superstar has not been a huge factor for his team and is unlikely to receive the Finals MVP award if they win their second straight championship.

The chances of the Bay Area franchise doing that are still pretty high despite dropping their last two games to Cleveland. 

In 18 game seven's in NBA history, the home team is 15-3 which shows the size of the task facing the Cavs. 

Not to mention they'll be going into the loudest and most intimidating arena in the league, where the Oakland-based outfit has lost just four times all year. 

One of those defeats, however, was at the hands of the men from Ohio in game five, so their confidence will be high. Sunday can't come quick enough.

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