Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry may be struggling from three this season (to his standards), but he showed no ill effects of a slump in the All-Star game on Sunday night.
Curry put together one of the most ridiculous shooting performances in NBA history, making 16 three-pointers and scoring 50 points. Also, his efforts led Team LeBron to a 163-160 victory over Team Durant.
An All-Star Game starter, Warriors’ two-time MVP guard Stephen Curry put on an absolute show in his route to being awarded the ASG MVP.
In what was his eighth career All-Star game, he finally brought home his first All-Star game MVP trophy. His performance in this game was by far the best moment of the weekend, especially on a night where he was celebrated as a top 75 player of all time.
The greatest shooter ever remains one of the greatest shows in all of sports. He showed the fans a little bit of greatness from all areas of the court. Hitting step-backs, dribble pullups, catch and shoots, and his famous turn-around threes.
The previous record for most threes in an All-Star game was nine by Paul George. Steph had eight at halftime.
Once the defense started to turn up in the fourth quarter, Team Durant had to double-team Curry just to get the ball out of his hands. Curry’s final stat line was 50 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and shot 16-27 from deep.
We should have known Steph was going to catch fire in this game as his performance was tied to the amount of money donated to the Cleveland Metro School District. The final total being donated is $108,000 thanks to the 50 points, 16 threes, and MVP.
This was also the first time the NBA handed out the new Kobe Bryant All-Star game trophy. Steph becoming the first player to take home this masterpiece,
Hopefully, this incredible performance will jump-start the Warriors’ second half and get Curry back into a groove from three.
The Warriors sit 6.5 games behind the Phoenix Suns for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and they have some work to do if they hope to have home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs.
The only thing left to say is Steph Curry will once again be leaving Cleveland with a trophy.