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After averaging 21.3 points on 39.7 percent shooting through the first three games of the Western Conference Semifinals, Stephen Curry busted out for 33 points on 11-for-22 shooting in Game 4.
It didn't look like Curry was destined for a big scoring night, however, considering the fact he didn't take his first shot until the 3:30 mark of the first quarter.
But according to Draymond Green, that may have been by design.
"One thing we said we wanted to do coming out was get the ball out of Steph's hands early and get it back to him later in the possession, as opposed to him just coming down and us setting a screen-and-roll, and all the defense is keyed in on him," Green explained on KNBR 680-AM Tuesday night. "You move the basketball and then he (Curry) gets into the flow of things and it kind of opens up a little bit more.
"I didn't realize he didn't take a shot the first 8 1/2 minutes until after the game, and it just says a lot -- he really let the game come to him, and when he lets the game come to him, I mean we're kind of unstoppable; we're hard to stop when he lets the game come to him because that means everybody else is getting into a rhythm and getting into the flow of things."
Curry's first shot, a mid-range jumper, gave the Warriors an 18-16 lead.
So who scored the team's first 16 points?
Green, who struggled to the tune of 4-for-19 shooting over Games 2 and 3 combined, netted eight.
Harrison Barnes was aggressive and chipped in six, and Klay Thompson made a jumper as well.
"Man. You get other guys rolling, Steph can get rolling at any time, but you get other guys going like that, that makes us really tough to beat," Green declared.