Stephen Curry produces brilliant lockdown defence vs. L.A. Clippers

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Throughout the NBA Finals, much of the criticism aimed at Stephen Curry surrounded his defensive ability. 

There is no questioning what the point guard can do on offence, but facing his own basket is a different question altogether and Kyrie Irving took full advantage of that as the Cleveland Cavaliers won their first championship. 

It may have only been one game, but the unanimous MVP showed he is no chump of defence during the Golden State Warriors' resounding pre-season win over the L.A. Clippers. 

Despite being the steals leader of 2016, Curry has a point to prove, and more lockdown defence, like he showed against Blake Griffin and Chris Paul will help him prove the doubters wrong once again. 

Paul is often considered one of the best ball handlers in the game but the Warriors guard was able to tip the ball four times and force the Clippers into a shot clock violation. 

He wasn't the only Warrior that showed ability in protecting his own basket; Kevin Durant, who is another attacking superstar, viciously swatted away an attempted Austin Rivers layup - much to the delight of the raucous crowd inside the Oracle Arena.

The defence has been the main concern for Golden State lately - but performances like this will do them the world of good. 

Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
L.A. Clippers

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