There is no such thing as a championship hangover for Stephen Curry. The point guard for the newly-crowned NBA champs, the Golden State Warriors replicated his dominance over the New Orleans Pelicans in their own home court with an NBA season-high 53 points in a high-scoring 134 – 120 win, Yahoo! Sports reported.
In the Warriors’ season opener at the Oracle Arena last Oct. 27, 2015, the Pelicans got an earlier beat down courtesy of the 2015 MVP’s shooting spree as Curry cemented 40 points giving the Warrior a 1 – 0 start in the team standings. Curry then followed it up again in a meeting with their conference rivals, the Houston Rockets via a road game win of 112 – 92 with Curry silencing his detractors by dropping 25 points in a 9 – 15 shooting.
The seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Warriors got more points in the third quarter than the combined output of New Orleans, 28 -26. Curry also directed the traffic smoothly complementing Draymond Green and Klay Thompson beyond the arc and Harrison Barnes for a dunk with his three assists for the quarter.
“You start to get creative, try to be more aggressive and just test out the hot hand,” Curry said as he has now stockpiled 118 points in just three games.
Warriors forward Draymond Green said to ESPN on Curry’s stellar performance, “The second night of a back-to-back, it’s easy to say, `Ah, we ain’t got it. We’re tired.’ Not the way he took the game over”.
Anthony Davis, the young 22-year-old star player for the Pelicans was at the receiving end of Curry’s blow-out night as mentioned in Bleacher Report. Curry took away too deep three-point bomb over the outstretched defense of “The Brow” after the latter poked the ball from his hands.
The Warriors will take on the Memphis Grizzlies next.
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