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Stephen Curry makes explosive return as he hits 10 three-pointers

12 January, 2018, 19:36 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
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The Warriors obviously won't always score this much, and the Grizzlies aren't exactly in a good place right now, but Saturday night demonstrated just how unstoppable Golden State's offense can be when Curry is in the lineup and firing on all cylinders.

Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs (25-12) with 18 points but 4-of-11 from the field.

Grizzlies: The Grizzlies' 67 first-half points were their most in any half this season, while Golden State's 78 matched the most points ever allowed in any half by Memphis - with Golden State also scoring 78 on March 24, 2010, on its home floor.

The Warriors (29-8) moved to 2 1/2 games ahead of the Rockets in the West with the win. Evans is averaging 27.5 points, seven boards, and seven assists over his last four games, and has been highly reliable this month apart from a handful of exceptions. "This is something we have to get better moving forward".

Steve Kerr went back on his Overcompensating Tour after his offseason for Steph, calling him the most unique player in the history of the National Basketball Association, along the lines of Shaq and Michael Jordan. "Obviously, we didn't defend well in general", Kerr said. They are 9-2 without Curry. "We're going to definitely be a different team when he comes back". "He made 94 out of 100 (three-point tries)".

Curry, who suffered a sprained right ankle in a game against New Orleans on Dec 4, connected on 13 of his 17 shots overall and 10 of 13 from beyond the arc in helping the Warriors equal their second-highest point total of the season.

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"It's just plays that you make", Curry said. "I talked to him today and he was feeling good".

The Warriors lacked both of those traits while Curry was out - just two of the issues that were highlighted by his absence, which showed that even this seemingly indomitable team has some flaws.

Golden State got no closer than three points in the fourth quarter, and Charlotte's lead reached 95-81 when Jeremy Lamb scored a layup off a feed from Howard to cap an 11-0 run with 6:30 left. Golden State shined during Durant's 19-game absence last spring ahead of the playoffs, then went 15-1 on the way to a second title in three years and Durant earned NBA Finals MVP.

"Most guys you would say when they come back, maybe they'll struggle a little bit to find their rhythm, but you don't say that about Steph because all it takes is one and he can be feeling it", Kerr said.

"When he's around, everybody feels better", Kerr said.

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