After missing a month due to a shoulder injury, Stephen Curry has started to look more and more like himself again. Curry, however, had his greatest performance on Monday after returning on January 7. Stephen Curry scored 41 points while controlling the final seven minutes of the game to lead Golden State to a 127-118 victory over the Washington Wizards in his fourth game back from a partly dislocated left shoulder.
Even though Stephen Curry struggled at first, he was much more active than on Sunday. Curry established a routine from deep in the fourth quarter. With five minutes remaining in regulation. He scored five straight points to give the Dubs a 110-106 lead. And then directed the Warriors’ attack to win the game. He finished with 7 rebounds and 41 points. Also Read: Joel Embiid stunning 35 points: Led Lakers Fall to 76ers in Another Tight, Disappointing Loss
Warriors vs Wizards Match Summary
With 32 points, Kristaps Porzingis led Washington. In addition, Kyle Kuzma had five assists, 11 rebounds, and 16 points. But he struggled from the field, shooting just 5 of 20.
Curry’s fallaway 3-pointer against a double team cut the Warriors’ deficit to 106-105. He added another basket, provided an assist on the next. Then nailed a 3-pointer with 3:58 left to give the Warriors the lead, 115-111. With 2:01 remaining, Stephen Curry made a second step back 3-pointer. And Poole added a third with 1:29 left to put Golden State in lead, 123-114.
With 4:33 left in the third quarter, a Deni Avdija layup gave the Wizards their largest lead of the game, 89-80. However, the Warriors promptly pulled within two points at 93-91 thanks to a Curry 3-pointer, and Anthony Lamb’s basket to tie the score. The first three quarters included 12 ties, 12 lead changes, and a 93-93 tie. Neither side held a lead for longer than a brief period.
Jordan Poole entered the starting lineup in place of Klay Thompson, who was resting for the second half of a back-to-back, and had his finest game of the year. With 1:29 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Warriors led 123-114 thanks to a triple from Poole that he made off an offensive rebound from Draymond Green. Poole ended the game 12-for-20 from the field with 32 points and 7 rebounds. Also Read: LeBron James becomes the second player in NBA history to reach 38,000 points
Following Steve Kerr’s comparisons of Michael Jordan, Stephen Curry responds
Stephen Curry received MVP chants while playing the Wizards in Washington, DC.
Following the game, Steve Kerr expressed the same sentiment and referred to Steph as the “Modern Michael Jordan.”
Kerr described how the opponent’s arena used to be partially filled with red #23 jerseys when the Bulls travelled. The arenas are now crowded with Blue and Yellow #30 jerseys when the Warriors travel. The only reason Steph’s head coach compared him to Michael Jordan was because of the effect he had on the game, the fans, and the other players.
Steph was thrilled and expressed that he didn’t take anything for granted in response to the same.
Steph has witnessed both the positive and negative reactions to the Warriors throughout the years.
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