Stephen Curry walkoff interview – Game 2 2019 NBA Finals Warriors vs Raptors

Stephen Curry walkoff interview – Game 2 2019 NBA Finals Warriors vs Raptors


– Steph, it’s hard to imagine
in the course of one game a team facing more adversity. You didn’t look right. You lose Looney. You lose Klay, et
cetera, et cetera. How on earth do you walk
away out of this road win? – Just playing to the finish,
everybody just stayed composed. I mean, they’re a great
team, and they make runs. But that third quarter we
imposed our will and got stops on the defensive end. And no matter how ugly
it was down the stretch, we got it done. – Steph, down the stretch
they made a big run. And late Andre Iguodala, with
several seconds remaining, takes that shot. Describe the confidence
you had or what you thought when he released it. – The whole fourth
quarter they were playing with some janky
defense, just trying to send bodies to me everywhere. And our whole roster just
took advantage of it. Like, over the course
of the game, that’s kind of disrespectful to leave
Andre Iguodala open like that, you know, with the
game on the line. He’s made big shots
like that before. And he got it done tonight. – DeMarcus Cousins hadn’t
played in 45 days before game 1. He plays just eight minutes. Steve decides to start him. Can you describe
what the influence he had on your group tonight? – He just did what he does. He played aggressive,
played smart, and got other people
involved with, you know, passing out of the post,
made a couple of big shots, and just gave us energy. Like, obviously, you said
we had two guys go down. He stepped up big time, and
he’s appreciative of the moment. He’s playing in
his first finals, and this is a big time for him. – Young Quinn Cook, who was
at periods out of a lineup, maybe lost some equity
with the coaches, when Klay goes out starts making shots. How does he do that? What gives him the confidence? – His journey’s been crazy. And he has probably the
most confidence on this team when he gets out there. Again, the way they defended
us, just taking shots that he knows he can make. He works on it,
and he always stays ready throughout the
regular season and playoffs. And, you know, huge
plays for us for sure. – Steph, you told us that
the speed of this team was something that
didn’t translate on TV, that you had to get
accustomed to playing them. What can you take back
to Oracle for game 3? – Our defense wins games. I don’t know how many fast
break points they got, but they never created
momentum that way tonight. So obviously Kawhi
played better, got loose. But we pretty much held
everybody else under what they did in the first game. So just playing defense, man,
being competitive, talking. Draymond was our
anchor tonight and made enough plays to give us a
cushion down the stretch, and that was it. – As poorly as you
just felt, thank you for hanging in there with me. – Appreciate it.

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