After two underwhelming performances against the Houston Rockets to start the Western Conference Finals, Stephen Curry is facing questions about his health.
The two-time MVP missed the last 16 games of the regular season and the entire first round of the playoffs with an MCL sprain but he was able to make a comeback in round two against the New Orleans Pelicans.
He looked good for much of that series and seemed to have recovered fully from his knee injury but the same can't be said against the Rockets.
In two games, Curry has shot a combined 15-of-34 and just 2-of-13 from three-point range. He certainly doesn't look like his usual self and many people have inevitably questioned how fit he is after his injury.
But the 30-year-old continues to insist that he feels good and isn't bothered by his knee at all.
"I feel good. I feel good," Curry told "The Undefeated."
"It's something that you can't shake off because of how recent the injury was. But I'm out there. I feel great, and I'm not worried about anything with my knee. I keep saying the same thing. I feel good."
The point guard suffered the same injury in the 2016 playoffs and was never quite the same when he returned.
He was below his best in the Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers where the Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead.
Long after the series was over, Curry admitted that he never fully recovered and was bothered by his knee throughout.
It could be a sense of deja vu for the Dubs but they're also showing little concern with the health of their superstar.
They took necessary precautions and only allowed him to return when he was at 100 percent.
There's certainly no problems with his movements on the court but his shooting has dipped which could be because of rust.
He's shooting just 36.2 percent from beyond the arc in the six games since his return and just 15.4 percent against Houston.
With the conference finals now tied at 1-1, the defending champions know they'll need their sharpshooter back to his prolific best in order to overcome an impressive Rockets team.
Mike D'Antoni's men are deliberately targeting Curry on most possessions and looking to exploit his defensive weaknesses which could be wearing him out on the offensive end too.
But as the series now switches to Oakland, the Warriors will hope that their All-Star quickly finds his mojo again on their home floor as it'll be tough to overcome Houston without his production.
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