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The Ripple Effects of Stephen Curry's Foul Trouble

Every minute that Stephen Curry is on the floor for the Warriors is an expression of his value. It’s the threat of Curry’s shooting that allows Draymond Green to roll down an untended lane to make plays, and that enables Andre Iguodala to lead all playoff participants in dunks. Iguodala credited Curry’s draw in setting up Golden State for a dominant offensive rebounding performance in their 115-109 Game 2 win over Houston; a defense will lose balance if it extends too far out towards the perimeter, and Curry—even when he’s not shooting all that well—has the power to topple even the most carefully engineered scheme.