Dub Nation was looking desperately to Stephen Curry to save them in Game 7 last night, and the MVP fell flat on his face.

Curry bricked 13 of 19 shot attempts—including an ugly 4/14 performance from behind the arc—and finished with an underwhelming 17 points in a historic 93-89 loss to the champion Cleveland Cavaliers.

Steph was badly outplayed by Finals MVP LeBron James and opposing All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving in the title round, and says he’ll be haunted by this defeat for a long time.

Per the AP:

Stephen Curry tried to shake Kevin Love with a dribble and let loose with one of those long 3-pointers he seemed to make at every big moment this season. […] Instead of a game-tying splash in the final minute, the ball rimmed out and so did the Golden State Warriors’ chances of adding a second straight championship to a record-setting season.

 

“It will haunt me for a while because it means a lot to me to try to lead my team and do what I need to do on the court and big stages,” Curry said. “Done it before. Didn’t do it tonight.”

 

The record-setting 73 wins in the regular season, Curry’s unanimous MVP and the memorable comeback in the conference finals will all be a footnote now after the Warriors became the first team ever to lose the NBA Finals after taking a 3-1 series lead. […] “It wasn’t easy what we accomplished, and it’s not an easy pill to swallow what we didn’t accomplish,” Curry said.