Last night, Steph Curry was the story of the night as he scored 38 points, broke George Hill’s ankles and tried to go for a horsey ride on Roy Hibbert’s leg during a shoving match. After the game, Hibbert said he didn’t know which “light-skinned player out of Steph or Klay” was hanging on his leg.
Tonight, the Knicks sure knew which light-skinned player lit them up for an NBA season-high: Steph Curry scored 27 first-half points and connected on a franchise record 11 (out of 13) three-pointers on his way to 54 points, which is the most scored against the Knicks since LeBron’s 52. Besides only missing two from downtown, Steph was a perfect seven-of-seven from the charity stripe and 18-of-28 from the field.
Now comes the bad news for Steph and the Warriors on Coach Mark Jackson’s homecoming to the Garden. The Warriors did absolutely nothing right in the final minute of the game, which resulted in a four-point loss. Melo, a little warm himself, scored 35 points to go with eight assists! If Steph and Melo’s stat lines weren’t enough to give a fantasy basketball GM an Extenze moment, Tyson Chandler had a career-high 28 rebounds (10 offensive) to go with 16 points.
Back to Curry. I had a hissy fit when he didn’t initially make the All-Star team, but if his ankle can hold up and he continues to break ankles and set records, I’ll be satisfied with an apology in the form of an All-NBA selection.
Oh yeah, and this happened…