Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry played lights out against the Milwaukee Bucks as he scored 41 points to lead his team to a comeback win over the NBA title contenders. Along with 41 points, Curry grabbed six rebounds and had four assists as the Warriors claimed a narrow 122-121 win on the road against one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.
"I thought he was just phenomenal," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, per ESPN. "I mean, Jrue Holiday's one of the best defensive guards in the league, and I thought Jrue did a great job on Steph all night just pressing him, using his strength and physicality.
And Steph still goes out there and gets 41. Pretty impressive game. Amazing." The Warriors are struggling this season but Curry has been playing at a high level. "He's playing with a ton of confidence," Kerr said.
"But it's hard to say more than ever before because he's always, ever since the day I got here, I've never seen him not play with confidence. I think the biggest thing for me watching him is he just looks stronger, physically stronger than ever.
... I just think his body, his mind, everything is, it has really sort of peaked this season. "It just feels like his awareness level, his understanding of the defenses he's seeing, combined with the physical strength that allows him to get through a guy like Jrue Holiday tonight, or Brook Lopez at the rim, his strength is really impressive."
Curry, 33, still trying to get better
Curry is one of the most accomplished players in the modern basketball, having won two MVPs and three NBA championships. "Absolutely," Curry said. "Just trying to keep pressing forward, keep finding ways to get better.
That's the confidence and the mentality. And this has been a frustrating season overall, just with the inconsistencies and what our record is, but working through all of that and embracing the challenge has brought out, honestly, a new love for the game."
Warriors players are appreciating the greatness of Curry. "I think we all should just kind of stop and appreciate what he's doing right now," Warriors guard Kent Bazemore said. [After] missing a majority of last season and coming in with so many uncertainties, 'Is he going to be himself?' All these questions around him, all that noise, but for him to go and turn on, still have that self-belief enough, it inspires and uplifts everyone."