Ranking Stephen Curry’s Best Moments of the Playoffs

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April 28, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after making a basket against the Denver Nuggets during the third quarter in game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nuggets 115-101. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

#3. Game 4 against the Denver Nuggets

Curry had 31 points, seven assists, three rebounds, four steals and shot over 62 percent in this blowout. Still playing on a tender ankle, Curry had one of his best offensive games of the playoffs in game four.

In the third quarter alone, he scored 22 points. Curry was already playing great in his first three games against the Nuggets, but this third quarter scoring binge was absolutely insane. TV viewers could hear Oracle Arena’s collective holding of the breath as soon as the ball left Curry’s hands, as well as the subsequent explosion of cheer when the ball fell through the net.

The night was highlighted by a three-point shot near the Nuggets’ bench. Curry, with ice running through his veins, turned, stared down their bench, and jogged back down the sideline before the ball even reached it’s apex.