Stephen Curry admits game six will be the biggest game of his career

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The Golden State Warriors have an opportunity to win the NBA title in Cleveland for the second consecutive year with a win in game six against the Cavaliers tonight. 

If that is to happen, however, they need their MVP Stephen Curry to return to his best. 

The point guard has been a shadow of the player he was in the regular season in these Finals and his shots were again not falling in the surprising game five defeat at home to the Cavs.

Curry shot just 8-of-21 from the field and 5-of-15 from beyond the arc. Aside from a 38-point outburst in game four, where he helped the Warriors take a commanding 3-1 series lead, he has not looked like his usual self at all.  

After averaging 30 points per game in the regular season, the 28-year-old's numbers have dropped to 22.2 points in the first five games of the Finals. 

The defending champions know they are more than a match for the Cavs when the league's first ever unanimous MVP is playing at the ridiculously high standard that he's set over the last two years.

The three-time All-Star, however, is unfazed by the pressure that he'll be facing in Ohio tonight and has instead not tried to diffuse it by claiming it will be the biggest game of his career.

"Yeah, we have a chance to win a championship, so definitely the biggest game, and I'm ready for it," Curry said after practice Wednesday, via USA Today.

Curry has shot just 41 percent from the floor in the past two games but the Cleveland defence must also take some of the credit for that. 

But, it isn't just the shooting that has been off with the Dubs no.30, he hasn't done the best of jobs taking care of the basketball either.  

He's averaging 4.4 turnovers in the series and with the Cavaliers' ability to finish in transition with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, he has often been punished for his mishaps.  

For the second straight year, Curry is unlikely to receive the Finals MVP award as he struggled to assert himself last year too, which saw Andre Iguodala unexpectedly take home the honour.

Steph has already stated on more than one occasion, though, that he isn't too concerned about being named the best player in the series and is only focused on winning another ring.

No team has ever lost the Finals when leading 3-1 and the men from the Bay Area will be keen to extend that record and not capitulate from such a strong position. 

After securing a record 73 wins in the 82-game campaign, the Oakland-based franchise will not want that to be in vain as they prepare to take on the Cavs in a raucous Quicken Loans Arena tonight.    

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