Stephen Curry, as you know, is the second most exciting player in the NBA after LeBron. And on his only trip to Miami during the regular season, Curry put on a dazzling show: 36 points, 12 assists, and most importantly, a 123-114 Warriors victory, their seventh in a row. He opens with a couple slick passes, but then starts cooking from deep. His release is blazing fast, and watch that corner jumper he nails over LeBron to open the second half. How did he get that off so quickly?
Curry was 13-for-22 shooting, 8-of-15 on three pointers, and he’s now 7th in the league in scoring (23.4) and second in assists (9.6). Mark Jackson, his coach, said he’d “retire” if Curry wasn’t an All-Star, but what he really should be talking about is Curry in the MVP race. Yes, LeBron and Kevin Love and Kevin Durant and Paul George have been sensational, but one could argue that Stephen Curry has been the best guard in the NBA this season.
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