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Warriors vs. Pelicans: Stephen Curry goes absolutely bonkers in the 3rd quarter

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Stephen Curry scored 28 points in the 3rd quarter, the highest for a quarter in his career, as the Warriors overcome a flawed first half to put away the Pelicans comfortably, 134-120. He finishes with 53 points, making New Orleans look silly in the process.

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We have just witnessed an act of God.

The Savior himself, Stephen Curry, exploded for a 28-point 3rd quarter and a 53-point game against the Pelicans, leading the Warriors to a comfortable 134-120 win.  Setting a career-high for points in a quarter, and almost matching his career high, Steph proved to the NBA again that he's the most dangerous player in basketball today.  After a generally sloppy first half where the Warriors had numerous problems with interior defense, rebounding, and unnecessary fouls, Steph took utter control over the game, hitting threes from 30 feet, dishing no-look assists, and shredding the defense.

There's not much words can do to describe what just happened.  Wow.

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Closing Thoughts

  • Okay, last thing about Steph: 53 points, 27 shots, 35 minutes. That's amazing.
  • The first half wasn't fun to watch.  The Dubs missed Andrew Bogut's interior defense and rebounding, and committed a bunch of questionable fouls.  Festus Ezeli especially had it rough, but it was pretty much all-around sloppy play.
  • Draymond Green played incredible today, registering a +19 plus/minus and going 4-5 from 3-point range.
  • Brandon Rush played 10 minutes, hitting both of his shots for 5 points.  His confidence is so much higher than it was last year.
  • Klay Thompson quietly scored 19 tonight, going 6-12 from the field.  His first good game since Game 2 of the NBA Finals?
  • Another DNP-CD for Jason Thompson today.