Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry has career night on defensive end

February 15, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with guard Stephen Curry (30) against the Sacramento Kings during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Kings 109-86. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
February 15, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with guard Stephen Curry (30) against the Sacramento Kings during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Kings 109-86. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /
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Golden State Warriors MVP guard Stephen Curry proved he is much more than just a shooter against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

There isn’t a team better in the league at destroying false narratives than the Golden State Warriors. Fake news has no place by the bay and Stephen Curry helped put to rest another narrative on Wednesday night. Curry’s strength is his shooting, but he often doesn’t get much recognition on the defensive end of the floor.

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Against a team with size like the Kings, Curry had a career night. The MVP point guard ended up having the best performance of his career in regard to blocked shots. He finished the night with two swats and he had one of the most impressive blocks by a point guard this season.

As Kings big man Willie Cauley-Stein was down low going in for a dunk, Curry managed to get up there and block his shot away. For reference, Cauley-Stein is a very large individual and the two-time MVP is just a point guard.

It’s yet another narrative that can be put to rest. Curry can get in there and make a big defensive play if he has to. He’s not a one-trick player that makes a living off of it. His ability to be versatile can be an asset for the Warriors.

Being committed to being great in this league means making an effort on both ends of the floor. It’s defense that ultimately ends up setting up the offense. There’s a reason why the Warriors are able to use their defense to help create some of the highlight plays they make on the other end of the floor.

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Curry might make the flashy shots and celebrate as his teammates are shooting, but he’s also not afraid to get his nose in there. Even if it means trying to take on an individual much larger than him. If he can make the play on defense to get his team the ball and out in transition, he’s going to go for it.