Steph Curry’s cold-blooded threesome against the Chicago Bulls has become a work of art online.
With the Golden State Warriors holding a 104-84 lead against the Bulls late in the fourth quarter, Golden State’s Andrew Wiggins found Curry open during a transition on the wing. Curry paused a moment before taking the shot, then turned to point to a fan as he walked inside. The image of Curry spinning with the ball in the air quickly went viral, adding punctuation to the win, adding to the team’s top division record.
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Curry had an outstanding performance against the Bulls, scoring 40 points, largely thanks to his nine threesomes. His last three of the night were the most memorable, with the image of Curry’s Point on the crowd spreading on social media.
After the game, Curry said it was a special feat because he got to play in front of his college coach, Bob McKillop. His alma mater Davidson was playing San Francisco at the Chase Center, and Curry said it was “special” to be able to play for his coach.
“The schedule gods have worked their way up a bit in terms of getting them to the game,” Curry said of ESPN. “Of course we’re going to Charlotte tomorrow, so I’ll miss the game between Davidson and USF, but having a coach in the building … player and the person I am now.”
After finishing third in the MVP vote last season, Curry started exactly where he left off this year. He finished second on NBA.com’s Kia MVP Ladder, behind just his former teammate Kevin Durant. The site noted that 33-year-old Curry has already made history this season and is the oldest player in NBA history to score 50 points with 10 or more assists in a game. Curry also has a 136-game streak in which he scores at least one threesome, the second longest in league history.
Curry himself doesn’t seem to be concerned about awards or placements, he says it’s just about winning another title.
“That means that we are on the right track. Like I said last game, you can’t win a championship or anything in November, ”Curry told NBA.com. “But you can put yourself in a really good position for the regular season to think about the playoff position and all that when you get there and build a good chemistry with all the guys we have.”
Curry added that the strong start could pave the way for the return of two former starters, sophomore center James Wiseman and fellow Splash Brother colleague Klay Thompson. Both are expected to play again before the end of the calendar year.
“[It] obviously gives us space to Klay. bring to [Thompson] and [James] way[man] back when they are ready in a very positive environment. That is exciting. You want to have a good start because you want so much positivity and optimism about the way we play every single game. “
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