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Warrior Wonder: Steph Curry dazzles in first preseason win over Timberwolves

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China Klay is great, but Shanghai Steph’s 40 points in three quarters won the day in a blowout over the Timberwolves in China.

Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images

The first quarter of the Golden State Warriors early morning (on this side of the world) game against the Minnesota Timberwolves wasn’t pretty. Minnesota scored 44 points, turnovers were abound, and the Warriors’ passing looked disjointed and languid.

Everything turned out fine—it turns out that Steph Curry plays for the Warriors.

His reign of splash commenced when the Dubs were down by 10 early in the second quarter. With three minutes left in the half, Steph tied the game off a steal. During the Warriors’ 142-110 victory, Curry played like the team’s defensive leader.

Curry’s passing was almost as impressive as his scoring and defense. He initiated a classic Warrior fast break, highlighted by a behind-the-back pass, ending with a Klay Thompson dagger. Throughout the game, Curry was instrumental in finding Thompson for open shots, who finished with an efficient 24 points. After this dish, the Warriors led for the rest of the game. The win resembled the days before Kevin Durant, who was a role player in this one.

Curry cemented Warrior Wonder/Shanghai Steph after halftime. He was on fire from behind the arc and concluded his beautiful, third-quarter symphony with this delicate floater over Karl Anthony-Towns. M-V-P chants echoed through the crowd as Curry sank his free throws.

Warrior Wonder: Stephen Curry

Curry’s game was finished after his 19 point third quarter bringing his game totals to 40 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, and 3 steals. He brought the house down and provided us with a sniff of what’s to come when these games count. For Curry’s entire offensive performance, check out the video below.

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Who was the Warrior Wonder for the first preseason win?

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    Kevin Durant
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    Draymond Green
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    Zaza Pachulia
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    Steph Curry
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    Klay Thompson
    (39 votes)
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    JaVale McGee
    (14 votes)
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    Andre Iguodala
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    Shaun Livingston
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    Omri Casspi
    (14 votes)
  • 14%
    Jordan Bell
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