For Pete's Sake

Steph Curry’s 2-year-old daughter the real star after game one of Western Conference finals

Screenshot from YouTube
Screenshot from YouTube

NBA MVP Steph Curry had 34 points, including two free throws in the final seconds, in Golden State’s 110-106 win over the Atlanta Hawks in the first game of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night in Oakland.

But it was his 2-year-old daughter’s antics at his postgame news conference that provided the night’s most memorable performance.

One journalist expressed his displeasure in a now-deleted tweet:

“Steph Curry's kid is cute. That doesn't mean she should have been at presser. There are professionals on deadlines there w/ jobs to do, too.”

This did not go over well on Twitter.

As for the game itself, the Warriors came back from a 16-point deficit in the second quarter, closing the half on a 21-4 run and later holding off Houston in the game’s final minute. Houston’s James Harden, the MVP runner-up, had 28 points.

The second game is Thursday night in Oakland.

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