The Warriors Wonder for Golden State’s 127-125 win last night over the Toronto Raptors is an American hero by the name of Stephen Curry. Now, I’m sure I’ll get some serious, well-crafted, and well-meaning disagreements in the discussion section below. That’s one of the founding principles of this great nation: the freedom to express your opinion.
Honorable Mention: Kevin Durant
And if your opinion leaned in the direction of a certain seven-foot scoring machine a.k.a. Kevin Durant, the guy who delivered repeated daggers directly into Drake’s heart, I couldn’t be mad at you.
I mean, “SlimVP” did finish with 25 points on 10-for-18 shooting from the field (3-for-6 from three point range), with 6 rebounds, and 5 assists chipped in for good measure. He even forced Toronto’s scorching hot weapon Demar Derozan into a tough miss in the final minute of the game.
I know Drake is a sponsor for Sprite and all, but KD literally tried to film one of the soft-drinks old dunk fail commercials!
Honorable Mention #2: Klay Thompson
Or if you were to go in the Android’s direction, I could sympathize with that as well. 26 points on 11-for-16 shooting from the field is very impressive. He also buried Serge Ibaka with a step-back move that should have been worth an extra 300 style points.
Poor Ibaka. It’s almost like the Splash Bros are intentionally seeking him out to humiliate him. But, was there anything particularly wondrous about his performance? Not for this intrepid blogger.
The Real Warriors Wonder: Stephen “Unanimous” Curry
The greatest point guard alive came back from his troublesome ankle injury into a hostile environment and had a ho-hum game by his lofty standards. Curry had 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 9 assists with only a single turnover. Crazy stat: he actually had as many free throw attempts as shots from the field (12). In fact, those twelve attempts were a game high, and he converted ten of them.
Folks, in his first game back from slipping in shoot-around versus the Clippers and reactivating his “Glass Ankle Syndrome (G.A.S.)”, he used his body as a battering ram to manufacture points for his team. That’s heroic, baby!
Now sure, you’re probably ready to mention how the two he missed were in crunch time right?
I believe that's the first time all season Steph Curry has missed both free throws. He's now 182 of 198 from the line. Rough time to brick two.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 14, 2018
Maybe instead of complaining, we should be amazed that Curry didn’t die from this body check at the rim!
Oops, wrong clip.
Stephen Curry takes a hard fall on the foul pic.twitter.com/VrR5TDqXZL— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 14, 2018
GSoM Night is right around the corner, and I wanna see how many of y’all can knock down two free throws with the pressure on after taking that kind of punishment!
Do the right thing...and vote Curry for WW.
Who was the Warriors Wonder in the Raptors win?
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Oh, you thought I forgot? STEPH CURRY!!!!!!