His shots were not falling, he was being exposed badly on defence, and his team were winning in spite of him rather than because of him.
"It cost us a lot of wide-open 3s, and I don't think they got a lot of those today".
Curry, who had been held to a total of 34 points in the first two games of the series, exploded for 35 points in 34 minutes, propelling the Warriors into a 2-1 lead over the top-seeded Rockets in the best-of-seven series.
The Golden State Warriors blew the doors off the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, a 126-85 victory in which pretty much the entire second half was a moot point. "My approach to every game is the same - you don't get too high on the highs, or too low on the lows".
"A lot of it was just talking to myself, nearly like you've got to be your biggest fan sometimes", Curry said in a postgame interview, when describing the emotion he felt after hitting the big 3-pointer in the 3rd quarter.
When Houston is finally eliminated, there will be discussions regarding the play of both James Harden and Chris Paul. When the ball kissed nothing but the bottom of the net, the Warriors' Oracle Arena erupted as it has so many times with Curry over the past 8 years. Tucker and Trevor Ariza in Game 3 than in Game 2.
He added: "I feel like we needed this to get us back, to get us ready for Monday".
"This guy's a two-time MVP, and he bounces back from bad games as well as anybody I've ever seen, so it didn't surprise me", coach Steve Kerr said.
"He's good, and sooner or later he's going to erupt", D'Antoni said.