In a 119-114 win over the Mavericks tonight, the Warriors got a monster game out of Steph Curry. 48 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, a steal, and 2 blocks on 17-32 from the floor and 11-19 from three. He ultimately led the Warriors to the win as he even hit this dagger down the stretch to put the Warriors up for good.
It was a cold blooded shot and something we’ve seen countless times from Chef over his illustrious career. Another thing we’ve seen plenty of in his career are games where he’s hit 10+ threes. Tonight was the 12th game in his career where he hit 10+ and I was shocked at a graphic the broadcast put up late.
What a statistic. It shows how far ahead Steph is from everyone else in terms of shooting the basketball. Just think about that, only 2 other players in the history of the NBA have accomplished this feat multiple times, and he’s done it 12 times. It’s hard to wrap your head around and I wouldn’t be surprised if by the time he’s finished, he has 20 of these 10+ three games in his career. He’s a flamethrower and hasn’t slowed down in the slightest. He’s on pace to break the NBA 3-point record by 2021 and he still has like 5 years (at least) of his prime left. There’s going to come a time where he might hold every 3-point record in the book and that alone is nothing short of incredible.
He’s playing the best basketball of his career since his back to back MVP seasons as he’s averaging 28.8 ppg 5.6 apg 5.2 rpg on 48.7/44.3/91.5 splits. While he probably won’t win it due to the fact that guys like James Harden and Giannis are having mind blowing seasons, Steph deserves to be in the MVP conversation. Even though his team has the most talent, he makes just as big of an impact nightly and it was on display tonight. The Warriors didn’t look like they had it down the stretch and he was able to will them to a hard fought win on the road.
It’s hard to truly appreciate Steph due to the fact that he makes it looks so easy and that he’s done it for so long, but he’s special. We might never see somebody like him again and I’m going to keep enjoying watching him while he’s still at the very top of his game.
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