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By JANIE McCAULEY – AP Sports Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry has been around long enough to be playful when it comes to his rare and recent shooting funk.
Are his hands healthy after a few recent minor injuries?
“They’re still attached to my body and I’m still making a lot of attempts,” the two-time MVP said after another night when his Golden State Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 94-92 on Sunday.
“I try to have fun with it. It’s an overview of how you approach the game, the work you put into it. It’s obviously frustrating. I want to shoot the ball, it’s frustrating. I kicked the chair the other day for that reason,” he said. “It’s not like I don’t care and I don’t try to figure it out, but I don’t care.”
While Curry’s shooting is a little off – for now – coach Steve Kerr praises his star point guard’s ball handling, the way he handles and defends and all the other intangibles, like those 34 assists for six turnovers in the last four games.
Curry scored 13 points, struggling again with his 3-point shot a month after becoming the NBA’s all-time leading 3. He went 1 of 13 from deep and 5 of 20 overall.
“Steph looks great physically. The last few games he played some of his basketball in terms of handling point guard duties,” Kerr said. “He takes care of the basketball, he plays great defense, the shots just don’t go. …He seemed inhuman for so long. I think everyone expects him to be on the pace all season and that’s just not how it works.