Steph Curry scored 30 points in the Golden State Warriors’ 115-101 NBA Finals Game 6 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he didn’t put together one of his spectacular shooting streaks Bay Area fans are familiar with.
The two-time MVP struggled with foul trouble throughout the game, getting visibly frustrated after each call against him. In the fourth quarter, when Curry was called for his sixth foul, his anger and frustration got the better of him and he responded by throwing his mouthguard into the stands. He not only fouled out, he was summarily ejected from the game—for the first time in his NBA career.
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Curry’s mouthguard hit a VIP fan named Andrew Forbes, the son of Cavs minority owner Nate Forbes. Curry will likely be fined for his action, but a suspension would be surprising. He apologized to Forbes, saying he didn’t mean to hit him—and Forbes knows it. He told ESPN.com’s Tom Haberstroh, “I don’t even know where he was throwing it. It just hit me in the face. He was good about it.”
Though Curry lost his composure—something NBA fans aren’t used to seeing him do—the Warriors will be ready to play Game 7 at home. And the Cavs aren’t going to stop either. They are one win away from their first NBA title and becoming the first team in NBA Finals history to come back from a 3-1 deficit.
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