Curry Takes Over in Win Against Mavs
Sometimes a player’s performance doesn’t quite sink in until a little bit after. Which is what Stephen Curry’s game against Dallas just did.
The boxscore will say Curry had 31 points – on 9-for-21 from the field, including 3-for-7 from 3-point range – and nine assists in 43 minutes in the Warriors’ 105-101 overtime win against the Mavericks. And that’s certainly a nice game.
Of the Warriors’ 15 overtime points, Curry had a hand in 13 of them. He had six points and three assists in overtime, including a spoon-feed to David Lee with 31 seconds left, which put the Warriors up two and was the game’s biggest basket.
The only two points he wasn’t in on were two meaningless free throws inside of 10 seconds. Other than that, here’s how Curry’s overtime basically went: bucket, assist, assist, two foul shots, assist, two foul shots.
Curry scored the team’s last eight points in regulation, and they were all must-haves. His jumper with six minutes left put the Warriors up one; His two foul shots with four-and-a-half minutes left tied the game at 84, and two more free throws 50 seconds later pulled Golden State within one.
He also had two steals in the final eight minutes of regulation.
That would have to be Curry’s best-ever game as a Warrior.