Wednesday NBA Roundup: Warriors Officially America’s Team, Curry America’s Star

February 3rd, 2016 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

Stephen Curry is as much spectacle as basketball player these days, the truly rare NBA superstar who can't miss and can't be missed.

He and the Golden State Warriors struck another blow in the war against DVR devices Wednesday, igniting the nets and social media in a 134-121 win over the Washington Wizards that forced everyone to tune in as it was happening.

Curry scored 51 points and tied his career high with 11 made triples, seven of which came in a 25-point first quarter that bordered on obscene.

The reigning MVP buried shots from increasing depth, ran off screens, pulled up, spun, stutter-stepped—everything. His sixth trey came after a scattered backcourt steal. Even amid the chaos that preceded its release, or perhaps because of it, that particular three-ball somehow felt most likely to drop.

That's what Curry does: He creates an expectation of the absurd. The crazier the lead-up to one of his long-range flings, the more certain we can be of the successful result. And he does all this while impressing on fans an unparalleled sense of immediacy.

Pretty soon, we'll need to ...

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