Stephen Curry gave the Earth’s inhabitants a whisper of his true powers, dropping 40 points, shooting 14-of-19 from the field, 6-of-9 from downtown, with 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Why did he do this?
Is it true that the last player to score 40 points in a preseason game was Curry, against the Timberwolves?
Steph THIS ISN’T EVEN REAL BASKETBALL YET.
Yeah, Jordan Bell, the Henny Champ, is no longer a Dub. I don’t know how I felt about seeing him dapping up Kevon Looney from the other side of the battle pit. I remember watching them tussle with the Houston Rockets in the 2018 WCF and thinking they would be a big man duo that would destroy the NBA.
Oh well, I wouldn’t be a Warriors supporter if I wasn’t used to seeing roster dreams fall to ash.
Warriors backcourt is already in Halloween scary mode
D’Angelo Russell gave us something to be excited about early.
D-Lo bounced back from a rough opener to drop 16 points on 50% shooting with 5 dimes and 2 blocks.
But Curry? This man was quite simply “Rated:R” for extreme dominance and deadly splashing. Except, instead of most movie thrillers in the present-day cinema that run for over two hours, Curry did all of his carving in just 25 minutes.
Steph Curry!— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) October 11, 2019
The last NBA player to score 40 in the preseason was Steph in 2017! pic.twitter.com/QXzU9lSetl
Afro Steph is back???
Rookie Jordan Poole got buckets in what I believe is going to be his usual routine of deep splashing + slick slashing. He finished with 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field, 3-of-7 beyond the arc. It’s exhilarating to watch him shoot with confidence; that’s going to come in handy while super sniper Klay Thompson goes through grueling rehab.
Second preseason game and Jordan Poole continues to impress.— Chris Montano (@gswchris) October 11, 2019
Warriors really got one pic.twitter.com/Nx3dErHdbi
Warriors frontcourt shows signs of potential
Glenn Robinson III aka “GR3” had a heckuva showing as a starter, tallying 13 points and 5 rebounds as a starter.
Side note: the word from The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson II is that the Warriors players lobbied for youthful journeyman Marquese Chriss to latch on during the dynasty’s retooling process.
Chriss showed there may be some major prudence to that as he ticked off a 8-11-4 statline that demonstrated his knack for being around the ball. He also seemed a bit stiff and distracted at times, plowing into defenders bodies randomly. Despite his clumsy moments, he clearly has an NBA body, and he could certainly ease the Warriors pain in certain frontcourt matchups.
Draymond Green slapped together a solid stat line of 8 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists in his 25 minutes of play.
We still have to wait and see how the team will look when Kevon Looney and Willie Cauley-Stein bolster the big man rotation, but it was fun to see the Dubs unleash some Curry Flurries after a lonnnngggg offseason.