Steph Curry minutes rising? Star wants Warriors title 'by any means necessary'

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Steph not ruling out minutes increase, Dubs rotation changes originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

In terms of potential changes to the Warriors' game plan for the rest of the NBA Finals, Steph Curry believes everything is on the table.

Wasting a double-digit fourth-quarter lead will do that.

In the Warriors' 120-108 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 1, Curry played all 12 minutes of the first quarter and scored 21 points, shattering an NBA record for most 3-pointers in a single Finals quarter with six.

Curry then sat the first six minutes of the second quarter and only attempted two shots the rest of the half, missing both. He added just 13 more points to his total after the intermission to finish with a game-high 34.

Following the loss, Curry was asked by a reporter if he'd like to stay out on the court in the second quarter to keep the momentum rolling, or if he'd like to trust the rotations and attempt to regain rhythm once he's back out there.

"It's the latter," Curry said. "But it's also understanding how the series develops, at most, we got six games left. Make the necessary adjustments."

Curry played 8:47 of the fourth quarter and 38:17 total, second on the Warriors to Klay Thompson (38:57). Curry has eclipsed the 40-minute mark just once this postseason, in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals to send the Memphis Grizzlies home packing.

Is a minutes increase coming? If it were up to Curry, it just might be.

"It's about winning four games by any means necessary, and for 42 minutes, we did enough to win a game tonight, and that's not how basketball works," he said. "I think everything starts to come on the table when you look at trying to get ourselves back in the series on Sunday and taking it from there."

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr will have two days to reassess his team's plan of attack before the Finals resume Sunday with Game 2 at Chase Center.

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