Golden State Warriors headlines lately include trade rumors involving key guy Klay Thompson but two-time and reigning MVP Stephen Curry stopped all speculations that something is wrong in Golden State by an impressive performance on Monday in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Curry had a season-high 46 points and broke the NBA record for most three-pointers made in a game with 13 in the Warriors’ 116-106 victory vs. the Pelicans. This should temporarily stop any thoughts that the Warriors are already in trouble this season and that they are a worse team compared to the time when they did not have Kevin Durant on the roster.
Stephen Curry and the Warriors’ performance will also stop any more trade rumors involving Golden State for now. The Warriors allegedly have chemistry problems with Durant around and are supposedly trading away Thompson or another All-Star in Draymond Green.
But the Warriors improved to 5-2 for the season on Monday with their win over the Pelicans. Golden State is starting to get into a rhythm in the regular season but after a 73-9 record last year expectations are just too high for a team that added a Kevin Durant.
Stephen Curry motivated after a bad game vs. Lakers
Curry’s performance also came a game after one of his worst games in the league as he went 0-for-10 from the three-point line a blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in their previous game.
“I was hard on myself in practice the last two days. I had pretty good shooting sessions,” Curry said to ESPN. “I don’t overreact to games like that whether I go 0 for 10 or 2 for 12 or whatever it is. My process is the same, but I had another level of focus the last two days trying to get my rhythm back and see the ball go in.”
Curry shot 16-of-26 from the field overall and 13-of-17 from the three-point area.
Curry broke the NBA record of 12 three-pointers made, which he previously shared with Donyell Marshall and Kobe Bryant.
Stephen Curry now owns that NBA record alone and the hot-shooting will finally stop the Warriors trade rumors that have been going on the last week.