Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry played lights out on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Clippers as he nailed eight three pointers and scored 45 points in a 115-113 win. Inside the last two minutes of the game, Curry buried two deep three pointers as his first three-pointer came from 31 feet away and the second came from 27 feet away.
"Steph Curry was just Steph Curry," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. "There's never been anybody like him. Those last two 3s were ridiculous." Warriors big man Draymond Green wasn't surprised by Curry' performance against the Cliuppers.
"He didn't miss a shot today in shootaround," Green said. "So we kind of knew it was coming. But he could have missed every shot in shootaround, and I still would have known it was coming. He's an incredible player."
Curry bounced back against the Clippers
Curry didn't shoot well against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday but he lighted up the Clippers on Thursday. "It's earned confidence from the work you put in," Curry said.
"It's always a message of next shot's going in or the next game's going to be a good game because I try not to dwell on it too much. Even laughing at that question -- I don't even know what Staples does to me when I'm shooting the basketball.
Who cares, move onto the next one. You play enough games, you figure out the ability to turn the page really quickly." New Warriors assistant coach Jama Mahlalela couldn't believe what he witnessed from Curry. "Jama came up to me after the game, he said, 'This may not be new to you guys, but [DeJan Milojevic] and I were just talking' -- this is their first time with the Steph Curry Experience," Kerr said.
"They were just blown away. And even though we've all been here watching it, I'm still blown away. There's never been anybody like him. Not just the shooting range but the competitiveness, the guts, just an amazing, amazing player.
What a game he had." Meanwhile, Green added there is not a shot he doesn't believe Curry can't make. "I expect all of them to go in regardless of how ridiculous some of them are that he decides to take," Green said.
"I still expect them to go in because he makes those ridiculous ass shots and that's what he's done over the course of his career. That's why he's become who he's become. That's why he's great.
That's why he's one of the top players in this league and one of the top players ever to play this game. A tough shot taker and a tough shot maker."