Since the injury of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry has taken a bigger responsibility to guide the Golden State Warriors ahead. The 29-year-old Point Guard have re-discovered his game of late and looks menacing.
Steve Kerr, head coach of the Warriors has claimed that Steph Curry is an arrogant player. However, the 51-year-old clarified that any superstar needs to have some arrogance in order to be successful.
“He’s an arrogant basketball player, which is what you need to be a superstar. He goes out there and he’s looking to light it up every night,” Kerr said, as reported by SLAMonline.
“He’s humble and cocky at the same time, which is why we like him. He believes in himself and he goes out there and he’s looking to light it up every night, and then take him off the floor and we’ll find a kinder, gentler human being. It’s a pretty powerful force.”
Curry showing MVP traits again
The Golden State Warriors have again started to look threatening in the absence of Kevin Durant. This showed on Sunday when the team took the floor against the Washington Wizards.
After 48 minutes of play, the Warriors left no doubt to the NBA fraternity that they were the better team in Oakland as they thumped their opponent 139-115. Reigning back-to-back NBA MVP Steph Curry had the biggest influence in the match. The All-NBA guard led the Warriors in scoring with 42 points, according to UPROXX.
Curry also converted six of his eight shot attempts inside the arc for a total shooting performance of 15 makes on 22 attempts. His ball-handling and playmaking were also on full display.
Golden State’s leading man wasn’t only a scorer against the Wizards. He provided eight assists against only one turnover.
Warriors showing their might
The display against the Wizards on Sunday was Steph Curry’s fourth 40-point performance of the 2016-17 season. From wire to wire, the Warriors dominated a playoff-bound team.
The Washington Wizards are a top-four team in the East. The Warriors’ domination was a clear message of intent from the title favorites.
On Sunday night, the Warriors scored 131.8 points per 100 possessions against the Wizards. Klay Thompson was incredible on the night as well. Shaun Livingston proved his value off the bench.
Stephen Curry looked like a player that he was supposed to look like throughout this season. One can only imagine how terrifying the Warriors will look once Kevin Durant comes back into the fray.
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