Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry delivered another huge performance on Monday night and his teammate Draymond Green suggested that the teama are terrified of the former back-to-back NBA MVP. Curry scored 41 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out for assists as the Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-108 on the road.
It was Curry's ninth 40-point game of the season and the sixth time in the past 15 games that he has dropped 40 points in a game. "Anytime you step on the floor with Steph Curry, there's an advantage there," Warriors forward Draymond Green said, per ESPN.
"So, teams are terrified of him -- and everywhere he runs on the floor, with or without the ball, teams are terrified. That type of gravity, he pulls a lot of weight. "I wouldn't want to see a team with Steph Curry on it.
We all know what he's capable of. The guy can take over a game and make it hard for any team in the NBA on any given night."
Juan Toscano-Anderson also praised Curry
"If you get into a street fight and you've got Mike Tyson standing on the side of you, how you gonna feel?" Warriors forward Toscano-Anderson said.
"That's the best analogy I can give you. He's just -- he's different, man. So, I know if I get into a pickle, I'm looking for him; he's going to make something happen more often than not. The defense, he's just a magnet; the defense is just gravitating towards him, so it's opening up a lot of things."
Curry has had many great stretches throughout his highly accomplished career but even he is a bit surprise with this current stretch he is having. "Yes and no," Curry said. "I haven't done anything like this stretch in my career.
But the work that goes into it, there's no surprise there, so it's just a matter of staying in the moment, enjoying what I get to do. Having the utmost confidence in what I can do out on the floor. And just enjoying the challenge because I know I got to play well for us to be who we want to be this year, and defenses are going to throw everything at me, and I got to be able to work with everybody out there on the floor to create shots and create offense, and I'm enjoying it."