The two-time NBA MVP is having another one of his trademark games as he just scored 23 points in the first quarter alone versus the Washington Wizards.
A little bit more details on Curry’s magnificent shooting night, via Warriors’ PR:
“Stephen Curry has his 22nd career 20-point quarter (seventh in the first frame) with 21 points, including 5-of-5 from three-point range.”
“Stephen Curry (2,154 career threes) has passed Jamal Crawford (2,153) for fifth place on the NBA’s all-time threes list.”
The Warriors had ironically struggled shooting from beyond the arc entering this game. They had converted on just 34.2 percent of their three-point attempts this season, which ranked 22nd in the league. Despite their three-point shooting struggles, Kevin Durant had said prior to this game that the only way that the Warriors are going to break out of this slump is by getting into a rhythm by attempting more three-pointers, via Drew Shiller of NBC Sports:
“I think Klay’s been getting great looks, obviously Steph’s been knocking them down,” he told reporters in the locker room. “I’m 1 for 10 on the season, so luckily we got 79 more games to go to get the rhythm back, so hopefully we start knocking them down. We need to get a couple more up just for the flow of the game.
“We put them on the line 42 times. For us, we like the flow, we like to get a few possessions in a row — tire teams out with our movement, our body movement, ball movement.
“But the fouls, getting in the bonus early in the quarters, it has a little bit of an effect on us.”
Hopefully this three-point shooting frenzy versus the Suns will get the Warriors back into their rhythm as the season moves forward.
The Golden State Warriors currently lead the Wizards 56-42 with 8:30 remaining in the second quarter.
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