Monday was a special day for the Warriors, for multiple reasons. It was the first time superstars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green played basketball together since the 2019 NBA Finals — that’s 1,005 days, to be exact.
And it was also Curry’s 34th birthday. Curry, in typical fashion, made an already special day a spectacular one with 47 points on seven made 3-pointers. He also had an impressive floor game, with six rebounds and six assists.
It all added up to an easy win for the Warriors over the Wizards at Chase Center, good for Golden State’s fourth straight victory.
The long-awaited return of Green definitely played a factor in Curry’s big night, too. Draymond is an elite passer and has a knack for finding Curry and Thompson for open 3-pointers. In fact, every one of Curry’s made shots from distance came with Green on the court.
With Thompson rounding into form as well, it’s no wonder these three are thinking about adding another NBA title to their resume.
And by the looks of it, they’ll have a few years to get it done, at least when you consider the health of Curry. He seems to be the ultimate late bloomer as far as physical maturity goes. He told NBC Sports that he couldn’t even grow a beard until 2015 or so; to me, that’s the clearest indicator of how much he has left in the tank.
Okay, his 47 points probably made it more clear. But the guy seems to get stronger each season, and his quickness hasn’t left him. Plus, he doesn’t even have to be that quick to get buckets, since the threat of his long-distance shot is so powerful that he can easily keep defenders off balance.
Though he’s not shooting his usually high percentage from deep, I think that when you consider his age, the position he plays, the uneven roster rotations this season due to injuries, and the Warriors’ lofty record, he’s never been better.
Here are some more incredible plays from The Golden Child AKA Stephen Curry, taken from throughout his incredible career that appears to still be very much in its prime.