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Warrior Wonder: Stephen Curry sacrifices ankle to lead Dubs comeback against Pelicans

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The two-time MVP ended the night on crutches but stood tall when his team needed him most

NBA: Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

So, last night the Golden State Warriors were down 20 points at halftime, deep in the Bayou, against the New Orleans Pelicans.

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.

NBA: Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans
Steph giving mind, body, and soul to kill the Pelicans
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

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).

The rising tide lifts all ships

Or, “the splashing Steph carries all Dubs”. Open your eyes... and witness greatness.

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

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

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.

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.

Nice! Vote and comment away friends, let your voice be heard on who truly was last night’s WARRIORS WONDER.

Poll

Which Warrior Waxed Wondrous?

This poll is closed

  • 86%
    Stephen Curry
    (223 votes)
  • 5%
    Draymond Green
    (13 votes)
  • 2%
    Klay Thompson
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Andre Iguodala
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Kevin Durant
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Javale McGee
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Patrick McCaw
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Jordan Bell
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    David West
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Nick Young
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Omri Casspi
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    Kevon Looney
    (3 votes)
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