Is that rain? Curry dumps 50 on Hawks
Yet another unforgettable masterpiece from Stephen Curry as Warriors overcome 15-point deficit
When Stephen Curry gets going, it is a sight to behold. On a night like this, you’re going to need a real special effort to defeat the Golden State Warriors, and the Atlanta Hawks ended up falling well short.
Curry was 9 of 19 from deep, and hit all 13 free throws on his way to 50 points on 28 field goal attempts (14 of 28). It will go down as one of his highest scoring games, but for everyone who watched it, this was a unique treat.
At the half, it was anyone’s game. The Hawks high-low game between Trae Young had 21 to Curry’s 24 points at the break; and John Collins was somehow unstoppable, not missing a single shot as he collected 18 points in the first half.
But Curry was just too damn much for them.
It was a classic Warriors flurry in the 3rd quarter. A dominant display on both ends that ended up with Golden State nearly doubling up the Hawks: 40-21.
And then, in a cool twist, coach Steve Kerr decided to leave Curry in for the 4th, paving the way for an old school haymaker performance.
The Warriors are now 9-1.
We will resume our normal programming tomorrow, but for now, it’s party time!
The Warriors are playing at an elite level right now minus one of the Splash Bros, minus KD. Think about this for a minute. Also Draymond is not scoring like he once did and add Looney in, who is also not a scorer. The starting team is really minus two scorers, yet here we are at 10 games in. This makes me appreciate not only Steph, but the peripheral additions that this team has added to the mix. We are now the team to beat, once again. Still Steph's team with a side of Draymond. We still have the magic and should be even greater with Klay's return.
Just musing on the return of Klay and what that will mean for the team. The way I see this playing out ultimately, is that Klay provides the scoring punch we are all pining for from Wiggins that we never quite get. Of course, we've got Poole, who is slowly coming in to his own and could be a scoring leader in the future. While Wiggins provides adequate scoring and defense, he is actually a very inefficient scorer, one of the lowest on the team. With his heavy price tag, I could see a parting of the ways. It's easy for me to envision a starting lineup of Steph, Poole, Klay, Dray, Looney, and Wiggins moving to the bench and in and out of the starters to rest someone. But his price tag would be a very steep one coming off the bench and I'm sure the Warriors would consider trading him. For me, Mr. 17 better up his offensive output if he wishes to remain a Warrior.
Just like that, Steph back at number 2 in scoring, a 5 slot jump, and, an important where-are-we-at win. I wonder if any warrior -namely Wilt/Barry- have ever done B2B 50-10...it would also bring Steph the NBA scoring lead...just like that....lol...just sayin'...