Mainly, it has to be Curry, whether he is in pain or not, whether he is swarmed by the Spurs or not, whether he is rightfully exhausted or not.
There is no way around it: After all this fun and glory, either Curry plays well, or the Warriors’ season will end quickly.
He accepts the responsibility because he’s good enough to carry it. On Tuesday, it just felt heavier than normal, and even Curry was dragged down, too.
– Tim Kawikami, San Jose Mercury News
Jonathan Quick doesn’t dwell on anything very long.
Good, bad or indifferent, the Los Angeles Kings’ goalie is usually focused on anything but the game he has just played by the time he skates off the ice, takes off his pads and sits before the media.
He speaks with the same low, monotone, almost annoyed cadence whether he has given up a game-winning goal or has produced a shutout. Because if there’s one thing Quick dislikes more than talking about himself, it’s talking about games and plays in his rearview mirror.
But whether Quick likes it or not, the Kings’ hopes of winning the Stanley Cup, as was the case last season, rests largely on his shoulders. And, as was the case last season, that’s good news for the Kings.
– Arash Markazi, ESPN Los Angeles
When asked an innocuous question – why he preferred to receive his World Series ring in private instead of behind the batting cage Tuesday afternoon – Cabrera said that was Bochy’s preference.
“It was Bochy’s decision,” Cabrera said through translator and Toronto coach Luis Rivera. “If they wanted to do it on the field, that (would have) been fine, too.”
That was a lie.
– Andrew Baggarly, CSN Bay Area