Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr dropped a major praise on Stephen Curry, claiming his superstat guard has never been better. Curry, a two-time NBA MVP, scored 46 points on Sunday night against as the Warriors claimed a key win over the Memphis Grizzlies 113-101.
Following his outstanding performance against the Grizzlies, Curry secured the NBA scoring champion award for this season. Curry also had seven rebounds and nine assists as the Warriors clinched the No. 8 seed with in the Western Conference with a win over the Grizzlies.
"He's never been better, I can say that," Warriors coach Kerr said when asked if this was the best season of Curry's illustrious 12-year career. "He's been great for a long time, though, so it's hard to say he's at his best now because he's been like this for years.
I think what's different this year is just the supporting cast is different. We've got a much younger team; he's been asked to do a lot more with this group and he's gone above and beyond what we've asked of him.
"Just an incredible season and I'll just leave it at that. He's never been better than he is right now."
Curry blessed to be healthy
Curry missed the majority of last season but was ready for the start of this season.
"I've been blessed to be back healthy and be able to just play night in, night out at a high level," Curry said. "And the work that goes into it, it pays off, and it's something that I really, really rely on, especially at this point in my career.
As the years go on, that is the difference-maker for me. Nobody really sees it on a day-to-day (basis), but I'm really proud of what I put into it, and the team -- they know who they are -- that help me and push me and motivate me.
I'm going to keep doing that until I can't anymore." Warriors players respect and appreciate what Curry is doing on a regular basis. "I appreciate that guy and what he's doing for the game," Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson said.
"What he's doing for me and what he's doing for the Bay [Area]. I grew up a Warriors fan. We sucked for years. Everybody wants to watch the Warriors now. Everybody wants to come to Warriors games. The price of admission is well worth it."