Stephen Curry went off in the Golden State Warriors’ second preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Some were counting the Golden State Warriors out. Well, they should’ve seen Stephen Curry in the team’s second preseason game. Yes, it was a meaningless game, but it’s the tune-up for the regular season.
Seeing Curry in midseason form already and leading this team is comforting to fans that’ve listened all offseason to how the dynasty is collapsing. Durant left, but his departure will unleash Stephen Curry.
As for the team’s second preseason game, Curry dropped 40 points in 25 minutes. He also tacked on six assists and six rebounds. The two-time MVP was slicing and dicing the Wolves lacking defense.
Curry got in his bag as he took it to the rim after setting the defense on fire with his elite outside shooting. The league’s greatest shooter of all time ended with six threes and shot 14-for-19 from the field.
He was absolutely electric. Ending with 40 in a preseason game, Curry himself was the last player to put up 40 in a preseason game. That said, here’s one of his many highlight-worthy plays from last night.
Somehow, someway Curry even put up some numbers defensively, adding in two steals and a block. This was a complete game for Curry who didn’t even play too much in the second half after dropping 24 in the first half, including 17 in the first quarter.
This comes just a few days after Curry led the team with just 18 points in 18 minutes against the Lakers in the team’s first preseason outing. That game was a bit more difficult with the looming excitement around Anthony Davis and LeBron James, both of which also played 18 minutes.
The Warriors 20-point victory over the Wolves wasn’t just a one-burst onslaught. It was steady pouring in of buckets as the team totaled 35 or more points in each of the four quarters. This was led by a 16-point third quarter from Curry, helping the team notch 41.
There’s no denying that this Warriors team isn’t like the ones that have laced the court in past years. Especially given the injury to Klay Thompson, the Warriors are low on star power. They’ll need this type of nightly performance from Curry during the regular season.
The Dubs season-opener is slated for October 24.