Stephen Curry….by his own standards
Prior to Houston, Curry was in a shooting slump he just couldn’t seem to shake. He had missed 95 of his last 135 threes. He still hasn’t had back-to-back games of 50 percent shooting since November.
The same two-month stretch that saw Curry crowned basketball’s three-point king – has coincided with a shooting stretch torrid enough to see his career three-point percentage dip below 43 percent for the first time in a half a decade.
Yet, the Golden State Warriors continued to pile up wins, improving to 37-13 after their 110-106 win over the Brooklyn Nets – and now to 38-13. Saturday night’s victory concluded a 6 game homestand in which the Warriors went 5-1. A homestand in which Curry played some pretty good basketball overall.
Steph has assumed more on-ball duties in the absence of Draymond Green and has been dishing out assists as a result – averaging 7.3 dimes a game through the last month. His defense is also as good as it’s ever been. His influence on games remains ever-present despite his shooting woes. Even when dealing with a slight mechanical issue, Steph remains the engine of a team rolling along with the second-best record in basketball.