Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry acknowledged his team got off to a rough start against the Los Angeles Clippers but he was happy with the way the game ended. Curry, who scored 19 points in the third quarter, finished the game with 38 points and helped the Warriors erase a 22-point deficit and beat the Clippers 115-105.
"Pretty awesome, awesome night, considering how the first 28 minutes went," Curry said after the game, as quoted on ESPN. Warriors swingman Andrew Wiggins, who was traded to the Warriors last season, was impressed by Curry's performance.
"He's making shots that you be like, 'Whoa!'" Wiggins said of Curry. "There's not a lot of shots that he can't make. As soon as he steps over half, he's a threat, so he causes a lot of attention.
So when he gets rolling, you just sit back and watch and let him roll."
Curry praised by Warriors coach
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was full of praise for two-time NBA MVP Curry after he ignited a big comeback win over the Clippers.
"Number one, because he's Steph Curry," Kerr said. "There's not too much you have to say beyond it's just who Steph is. He's been doing this for many, many years and one of the reasons he's a two-time MVP and he's a phenomenal basketball player.
And usually with Steph when he has a tough game he bounces back [in] the next one. That's part of his character, part of his competitiveness. He found something out there, he found some openings, and got himself going."
Clippers' Paul George gave credit to Curry for the way he stepped up and delivered for the Warriors. "I mean you got a guy that's playing like that, it takes a lot of pressure off for everybody at that point," Clippers swingman Paul George said.
"Guys play harder. They got a guy who at any point can get going and is an obvious offensive threat from anywhere on the court. It just fuels the whole team. They want to make extra plays, they want to keep their guy going, keep the ball in his hands.
And then it just gets to a point where they get comfortable, they get confident, the basket is just big for them. So I think that is what happened tonight." Last weekend, Curry scored a career-high 62 points against the Portland Trail Blazers.