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Steve Kerr's message for Steph Curry: 'Be a little smarter'

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 25: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors talks to head coach Steve Kerr during their game against the Dallas Mavericks at ORACLE Arena on March 25, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 25: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors talks to head coach Steve Kerr during their game against the Dallas Mavericks at ORACLE Arena on March 25, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr benched the reigning unanimous NBA MVP in the final seconds of of thrilling NBA Finals rematch in Cleveland, and Steph Curry watched Kyrie Irving hit a game-winner from the sideline.

Curry had a poor game by his standards - going 4-for-11 from the field to score 15 points - and Kerr gave his superstar point guard some very public constructive criticism after the game.

Via ESPN:

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"I think [Curry] can be a little smarter, I think he can make better decisions, and that'll help against anybody. But I'm not worried about him missing shots; I'm more worried about just decision-making and making sure that we're where we need to be as a group.

.... Around-the-back passes in the paint, silly plays. We just have to make simple plays, and we talk about that all the time, but we've got to make it more of a habit."

Curry's numbers are down across the board this season (his three-point shooting percentage is the worst of his career), but he's also slightly improved his turnover rate, which has dropped from 3.3 per game to 2.8.