Steph Curry’s Hot Night in Brooklyn Ended Early Thanks To Whistle-Happy Refs
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Playing without Kevin Durant, Steph Curry stepped up big in Brooklyn, scoring a season-high 39 points on 14-of-24 shooting to go with a season-high 11 boards and 7 assists in just 33 minutes of action. The reason why he only played 33 minutes in the 118-111 win for the Warriors is because the refs did a better job of containing him than any players on the Nets.
The first really questionable call came with a little less than three minutes before the half, when DeMarre Carroll flopped on this shot attempt.
With less than 10 seconds left in the third quarter, Curry was called for an offensive charge.
He sat the first half of the fourth quarter with five fouls, then checked in with a little more than six minutes remaining. Three minutes later, the two-time MVP was heading back to the bench after running into Quincy Acy and being called for another offensive charge…
After the game, Steve Kerr had this to say about Curry’s performance.
“Obviously, he was brilliant I mean in terms of his scoring and shot-making but I thought in the second half he got a little wild,” Kerr said. “He kind of had his way out there for a while and he got so excited that he probably went over the top and started making some mistakes.”
And here’s Curry trying not to complain much about the bad calls.