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Why Steph Curry’s greatness could be enough for Warriors to win another title

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At the end of the third quarter Monday night, guard Klay Thompson had a sense that the Golden State Warriors would win the game.

Never mind that Golden State had just given up a 32-footer to Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane to stare down a seven-point deficit. On a day that included personal tragedy and a pregame coaching change, the Warriors shot 35.6% from the field through 36 minutes, only to still be within several possessions.

Perhaps the biggest reason Thompson liked his team’s odds, though, was that Golden State has a player named Stephen Curry and Memphis does not. After totaling just 14 points through the first three quarters, he scored 18 in the fourth to lift the Warriors to a 101-98 win in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals at Chase Center.

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Instead of flying to Memphis with the series tied 2-2, they have a commanding 3-1 lead and a chance to close the Grizzlies out Wednesday. The Warriors have bigger goals, however, than a date with the Suns or Mavericks in the West finals. And if Curry showed anything Monday, it’s that his presence alone should give Golden State a shot at the title.

“The great part about Steph is he’s got to be the easiest superstar to be around,” acting head coach Mike Brown said. “He always thinks that the next thing is going to happen in a positive manner for him, whether it’s a made shot, or the right pass for an assist, or him cutting back at the right time to score a bucket.”

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This is not like recent years, when one or two teams were clearly better than the rest. All eight remaining clubs are flawed. The Warriors are far from an exception, but they boast a championship pedigree that gives them an edge against less proven teams.

Curry, Thompson and Draymond Green were the driving force behind five Finals appearances and three NBA titles. Meanwhile, the three other West teams left — Memphis, Phoenix and Dallas — are light on postseason experience.

In fact, this is the young Grizzlies core’s first time out of the first round. It hardly helps matters that their best player, Ja Morant, could miss the rest of the series with a knee injury he suffered in Game 3.

But there Memphis was, playing stingy defense, forcing the Warriors to miss their first 15 3-point attempts and leading for 47 minutes, 14 seconds. Then, with just 45.7 seconds left, Curry hit two free throws to put Golden State up 94-93.

Moments later, after Green blocked Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr.’s 3-point attempt at the top of the arc, Curry corralled the ball, took a few dribbles, drew a foul and raised his right fist in jubilation. As a capacity crowd roared, he sauntered toward the baseline, flexed his arms, nodded emphatically and screamed.

It was a cathartic sequence for a team that had endured so much over the previous 24 hours. Early Monday morning, news surfaced on Warriors players’ text thread that Adreian Payne — Green’s close friend and former college teammate — had been shot and killed at home in Orlando. Then, less than two hours before tipoff, Golden State learned that head coach Steve Kerr had entered health and safety protocols.

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Brown, fresh off getting tabbed to lead the Kings after this season, would take Kerr’s spot on the bench. This all combined for what Thompson called a “weird day,” not the type of circumstances a team wants in the leadup to a high-stakes playoff game.

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STEPH CURRY’S WIFE AYESHA WISHES NBA STAR HAPPY BIRTHDAY ‘Love You Beyond Measure’

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STEPH CURRY'S WIFE AYESHA WISHES NBA STAR HAPPY BIRTHDAY 'Love You Beyond Measure'

Ayesha Curry poured her heart out for her NBA superstar husband on his special day … sending Steph a super-romantic note on his birthday.

Steph turned the big 3-4 on Monday … and Ayesha was there to congratulate her husband on another year of life.

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“Happy birthday to the love of my life!,” Ayesha said on Instagram. “You bring our family so much joy and happiness. We love you beyond measure. The year ahead is bright and I can’t wait to watch you grow and thrive even more.”

“To my favorite person in the world, happy birthday @stephencurry30 ! 🥰🥰🥰.”

Steph and Ayesha first met when they were in high school. After years of dating, Steph proposed to Ayesha … and the two tied the knot in 2011. The power couple has been married for more than 10 years and now have three children together — Riley Elizabeth, 9, Ryan Carson, 6, and Canon W. Jack, 3.

Of course, Steph’s wife doesn’t mess around when it comes to their union — she recently denied rumors alleging they were in an open relationship … saying the claims are “ridiculous” and calling it disrespectful to her marriage to make such an insinuation.

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Ayesha is by far Steph’s biggest cheerleader — she was in the building at Madison Square Garden when Steph passed Ray Allen for the most 3-pointers made in NBA history.

It’s clear their love is going stronger than ever!!

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Hamilton splits with pop star girlfriend

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Hamilton splits with pop star girlfriend

Lewis Hamilton has split with his long-term girlfriend, according to British tabloid reports.

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The news could explain the 2008 world champion’s uncharacteristically bad mood last weekend in Korea, where he vowed to begin to “redeem” himself after the worst period in terms of form and incidents in his career.

The Daily Mail says 26-year-old Hamilton’s split after four years with American pop singer Nicole Scherzinger, 33, is because of their “conflicting work schedules”.

Separate spokesmen for Hamilton and Scherzinger did not comment.

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But the news was also reported by the Daily Mirror and the Sun, with a source saying the pair have “agreed there’s no point as they never see each other”.

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Stephen Curry Responds To Ayesha Curry’s Question ‘What Could You Not Live Without For One Month’: “Sex, Coffee, Your Phone, Or Weed?”

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Steph Curry is one of the most popular players on the NBA stage and it has led to his wife Ayesha Curry finding herself in the spotlight at times as well. The two have enjoyed the limelight and have become one of the more well-known couples in the NBA.

Ayesha has previously come under fire for comments she has made regarding feeling to be wanted, but things have improved considerably since then. She even spoke about her body transformation and how she hopes it would inspire others to follow in her lead.

The couple recently went on HBO’s About Last Night show and we got some hilarious soundbites out of it too!

Ayesha Curry: “Babe what could you not live without for a month?”

Steph Curry: “Sex, for sure.”

Ayesha Curry: “Okay” (laughs)

When Ayesha asked her husband what he couldn’t live without for a month if he had to choose between sex, coffee, his phone, or weed, Steph answered without hesitation, sex, for sure.

Ayesha did not seem too surprised by the response which indicates that the couple seems to be on the right terms at the moment. From the outside looking in, it hasn’t always seemed that way, so it is good to see the couple having some fun on the set with each other. Also on the show were the likes of Draymond Green, who opted to avoid answering this question.

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Curry and Draymond had some fun on the show but their eyes are now all set on getting back to the NBA Finals. The Warriors eliminated the Memphis Grizzlies to get to the Western Conference finals and will face the Dallas Mavericks, who stunned the top-seeded Phoenix Suns.

They are heavy favorites against the Mavs and not making it to the Finals this season would be a major surprise at this point. With their championship pedigree, you have to think another title is very much on the cards.

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“Am I cheating on Stephen Curry, or am I cheating on my children?”: When Ayesha Curry talked about how she felt like she was betraying her family with Jada

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“Am I cheating on Stephen Curry, or am I cheating on my children?”: When Ayesha Curry talked about how she felt like she was betraying her family with Jada

NBA superstar Stephen Curry’s wife Ayesha Curry once talked about how she felt like she was cheating on her family

Whenever people think of power couples in the NBA, there are a few names that have grown to represent that tag. We have Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union-Wade, LeBron James and Savannah James, and obviously, we have Stephen Curry and Ayesha Curry.

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Steph and Ayesha met in a church youth group. They were 15 and 14 at that time. They reconnected when Ayesha was in LA, pursuing her acting career, and Steph was in Davidson. The duo got married in 2011, and have been together since.

Steph has established himself as a household name in the NBA world. He has achieved plenty in his NBA career and is going to keep adding to that. On the other hand, Ayesha is an actor, a celebrity chef, a published author, has her own restaurants, and runs her own business.

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Back in 2019, Jada Pinkett Smith sat down with the Curry ladies, and there, Ayesha revealed one of the biggest regrets of her work life.

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‘Astonished’ Lewis Hamilton made ‘urgent phone calls’ after FIA’s Michael Masi comments

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'Astonished' Lewis Hamilton made 'urgent phone calls' after FIA's Michael Masi comments

Lewis Hamilton was said to be left ‘astonished’ by reports that former FIA race director Michael Masi could return to a fresh role. The governing body’s president, Mohammed ben Sulayem, revealed last week that the door was open for Masi’s controversial comeback.

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An interview given by Ben Sulayem has apparently stunned Hamilton into making ‘urgent phone calls’. The Mercedes ace felt robbed of a world title last year after Masi made a contentious decision towards the culmination of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The Australian was sacked from his position as race director following the event. Hamilton was leading title rival Max Verstappen, only for a safety car to be deployed on the track.

Masi controversially allowed five lapped cars between Hamilton and Verstappen to unlap before the final lap was started. Verstappen, on fresher, softer tyres, overtook Hamilton to win the race and the world championship.

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The departure of Masi came after pressure from senior figures at Mercedes. However, Ben Sulayem told the Daily Mail last week: “Michael is there and we might use him. We are open to everything.”

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