Draymond Green was the only person on Wednesday night capable of cooling off Steph Curry. After the Chef’s red-hot performance of 51 points (36 at half and 25 in the first quarter) vs John Wall and the Wizards, Green poured two cups of cold water on Curry during a post-game interview.
Curry was so hot on this night that people didn’t even notice John Wall had an impressive 41 points (17-25fg, 3-3 3pt) and 10 assists in 35 minutes against Curry.
“It’s like Kobe when he had 81,” Wall said. “He couldn’t miss. You keep defending the best way you can. We challenged some shots. He didn’t have too many open looks. He just made them.”
Besides generating a ridiculous video montage, Curry also set a few records and added his name to a few more crazy trivial facts and stats. Here’s 12 of them.
- Ties career-high with 11 3-pointers
- New career-high with 36 first half points
- New career-high with 7 3-pointers in a single quarter
- Only player in NBA history with multiple 11 3-pointers in a game
- Only player in NBA this season with multiple 50 point games
- Most 50+ point games with 10+ 3-pointers: Curry 3, Rest of NBA history 3
- Most 40+ point games this season: Curry 8
- Most 20+ point quarters this season: Curry 7, Klay Thompson 2, Paul George 2
- Most 20+ point quarters in a single season over the past decade: Curry 7, Kobe 7 in 2006
- Most 35 point halves over the past decade: Curry 3, Klay Thompson 2, LeBron 2
- Curry is shooting 50% (47-94) on shots 27+ feet this season
After all those amazing stats, the thing that stat Curry wanted to talk about after the game was his 7 turnovers.
“It’s one of those games, I think I had probably three of them that I shouldn’t have had,” Curry said of the turnovers. “Just a couple lazy passes, telegraphed passes. It happens, but it’s frustrating because when they happen, that’s when they got back in the game, and you don’t want to give them any life with transition or easy fast-break opportunities where we can’t get our defense set, and I was the culprit plenty of times.”
Also worth mentioning is nobody noticed Draymond Green getting his league-leading 10th triple double: 12 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks.
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