Yet, somehow the world champs ended up winning by double digits, 125 to 115. Which Warrior was the most Wondrous in this gutsy, come-from-behind victory?
STEPHEN “EFFIN’” CURRY.
Curry refused to let the Warriors fade away meekly in this second half of a road back-to-back. At one point during Curry’s flurry, Warriors color commentator Jim Barnett declared, “Steph has that fiery look in his eyes!”. “Unanimous” left it all on the floor and piled up 31 points, 11 assists, and 5 rebounds on 9-of-19 shooting (5-of-11 from distance). His aggressive desire to dominate was evidenced by his 8-of-9 performance from the free throw line (both makes and attempts were game highs last night).
With 31 points & 11 assists, Stephen Curry has his 27th career 30-point/10-assist game (first this season)— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) December 5, 2017
The rising tide lifts all ships
Or, “the splashing Steph carries all Dubs”. Open your eyes... and witness greatness.
Steph to KD for the DUNK!!! pic.twitter.com/Cd2ukoIF4Y— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) December 5, 2017
Did he just brilliantly tap Draymond Green’s ambitious (terrible) alley-oop attempt to Kevin Durant under the basket? Mmhmm.
Did he just rip all of the momentum from the Pelicans by vaporizing their double-digit lead in the twilight of the third quarter? The entire galaxy knows Steph normally sits out the first half of the final quarter to preserve himself for the stretch run. This personal 8-0 run felt like Steph was telling the Dubs, “I brought us back, just make sure we don’t let it slip away before I come back in the fourth quarter and dagger these birds”.
Just remember -- spell out any numbers under 10, even “first”, “second”, “third”, and “fourth” quarter...
The Passion of Steph
Curry leaves the game :( pic.twitter.com/jBvMfxxtMq— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) December 5, 2017
Steph’s banged up body finally gave out from his vicious effort, as he severely twisted his ankle putting the proverbial boot on the Pelicans’ throat.
WHAT A HERO!
Oh yeah, he’s still shooting up the all-time basketball sniper rankings
Stephen Curry, playing in his 597th career regular-season game, has just become the 8th player in NBA history to hit 2,000 career three-pointers.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) December 5, 2017
But what about somebody else?
Now go ahead and tell me how I’m a fool for not recognizing Draymond Green’s greatness. Lambast me for not recognizing how Green bullied Demarcus Cousins into a -32 plus/minus, knocked down some timely threes, and ran point guard duties when Steph was off the floor because Shaun Livingston and Patrick McCaw were injured.
Here, I’ll give him an Honorable Mention.
Draymond Green 19 points (6-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 9rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals and two blocks in 38 minutes.
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