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Warrior Wonder: Steph Curry comes out firing in first preseason game of 2018

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The two-time MVP and master of splash made it rain and set the tone to open the preseason.

NBA: Preseason-Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors
Steph Curry hit his first four shots, all three-pointers, in the first quarter of the Warriors preseason loss to the Timberwolves.
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The Golden State Warrior’s all-universe point guard Stephen Curry said he had one of the best summers he’s had in terms of preparation for the season and it showed from the get go as the Dubs kicked off their 2018 preseason at Oracle against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Appearing laser-focused and poised to add to his and the Warriors’ legend, Steph’s first pregame tweet was apropos:

Steph Curry is the heart and soul of the Warriors, the leader, catalyst and face of this Golden Era. He enters his 10th season and 30th year of life as a husband, father of three, three-time NBA championship and a man on an apparent mission.

If the first quarter of the Warrior’s first preseason game is a harbinger of things to come, Steph may be seeking to exceed even his unreal expectations and gather as much hardware as Warriors’ fans know he deserves.

He came out true to form against the Timberwolves, starting four-for-four, all three-point shots, dropping bombs with his inimitable style and precision, finishing with 21 points on 7 for 11 shooting, 5 for 9 from three with 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal in 20 minutes.

They say with age comes wisdom, and Steph’s growing experiences and wisdom seem focused on health and efficiency. Mark Medina of the Mercury News described Curry’s new dedication to “stay healthy”:

So after describing his past four offseasons as “chaotic” because of numerous vacation and business trips, Curry spent most of July in the Bay Area. Then, Curry worked out with his personal trainer, Brandon Payne, on strengthening his ankles and knees, while also sharpening his conditioning and shooting.

Besides optimizing and maintaining health, Steph says he also wants to “play more efficient”, according to Medina’s article.

Warrior Wonder: Stephen Curry

Nailing four three-pointers on one’s first four shots is about as efficient as one can get, and if Curry is already locking in on his top two goals, the rest of the league and MVP hopefuls need take notice.

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