Stephen Curry is really throwing it back to 2016.
The Warriors superstar is playing as well as he ever has, according to his coach, Steve Kerr, and during Golden State’s 111-105 win against the Magic on Thursday night, he set multiple records for 3-point marksmanship — just as records seemingly fell every night for Curry and his team during the 2016 regular season.
That was the year Curry won his unanimous MVP award, of course. On Saturday in San Francisco, Curry shot the lights out, hitting 10 3-pointers on his way to 40 points. It was the 17th time he’s hit 10 or more 3s in one game. Nobody else has more than five such performances in his career.
Curry’s Splash Bro, Klay Thompson, is the player with five games of 10 or more 3s, by the way. But Thompson hasn’t accomplished Curry’s other feat from Thursday night. Curry tied the NBA record first set by Nets forward James Harden for consecutive games with four or more 3-pointers made, per Grant Liffmann of NBC Sports.
Yup, it seemed a lot like 2016 on Thursday.
Sure, Curry had six turnovers, but let’s not get lost in the details. He was sensational, and as Kerr said, Curry is on a roll. Just look at this shot he casually flipped in after the final buzzer. Curry is in rare form. and he’ll have another chance to add to his legacy in primetime against the Nets on Saturday night.
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