Stephen Curry Will Top Ty Lawson as NBA’s Next Great Point Guard

November 30th, 2012 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »
In a game short on drama for much of the first three quarters, the Golden State Warriors made enough plays late to eke out a 106-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Oracle Arena. Andre Iguodala hit what would have been the game-winning shot as time expired, but referees waived it off after reviewing the replay.

Fellow 2009 class point guards Stephen Curry and Ty Lawson had another memorable battle in this blossoming Western Conference rivalry. Curry edged Lawson in points (20 to 17), assists (10 to nine) and took slightly better care of the basketball (three turnovers to Lawson's four).

Lawson's speed again bothered Curry, who's had 13 fouls in the Warriors' three games against the Nuggets. But Lawson couldn't keep pace with the sharp-shooting Curry, who connected on four of his seven three-point attempts.

With both players recipients of recent contract extensions (for a combined eight years and $92 million), this is a rivalry that will only get better as these two teams climb up the Western Conference.

The question is wh ...

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