He dangled that signature mouthpiece from his teeth in sheer delight.
His free-throw percentage is * a href="https://stats.nba.com/players/traditional/?sort=FT_PCT&dir=-1&Season=2017-18&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&PerMode=Totals&CF=FTA*GE*100" target="_blank" rel="noopener" *Top 5 among those who get to the line often and he is phenomenal on above the break three-pointers. He remains a menace for opposing defenses even without his best shot.
The Western Conference player of the week for last week, Curry strained his left knee in the first half, headed to the locker room to have it taped and then returned.
The Warriors also listed reserve guard/forward Omri Casspi as questionable to play against Milwaukee after nursing recent back pain.
"That's why he's a two-time MVP in this league, that's why we have two championships", Green said. Games where Klay and/or Steph are out are huge opportunities for the backups, whose minutes are inconsistent and sporadic, to have an impact, but last night there was no impact. And only one, Ricky Pierce in 1989-90, averaged more points than Williams (23.0 to Williams' 22.9).
Durant, from Maryland, went on to win most national player of the year awards and helped Texas to an NCAA appearance.
Curry had been practically unstoppable in five games since returning from the 11-game absence with his initial ankle injury, averaging 35.2 points over that span.
Officially, Thursday night's Cleveland at Toronto game was the 615th on the National Basketball Association schedule for this season - the exact midway point on the 1,230-game regular-season slate. There were flashes of excellence, notably in a quick run midway through the second quarter (anchored by Kevin Durant, Jordan Bell, and Omri Casspi) and early in the third quarter.
"Didn't see anything", head coach Steve Kerr said before the game. I love being held to that high standard.
"Why not?" Curry said of taking on captaincy. "The players I've came across as teammates and as opponents that pushed me to be who I am, I think about that all the time". "The rest of us sort of understand and expect him to do what he's going to do". That's probably why it's more of a debate now, but I don't see why it should change. "I know myself. That's what I'm saying".
Curry is a competitor, so of course he wants to play every game.
Lou Williams, an old-timer with a sweet shooting touch, torched the Warriors for 50 points on Wednesday night at the Oracle Arena where the Clippers stunned Golden State, 125-106.
"He's fast with the ball but he's not the fastest guy in the world". With the season at the halfway point, let's say Williams starts 20 games by the time the year is over.