“He was lighting it up. It was like a video game, that’s how hot he was.” – Taj Gibson on Stephen Curry
He was like a video game character that was being controlled by an amateur video game player that thinks players should be able to just dribble down court and with 18 seconds left on the shot clock, pull up for a 3-pointer, 5 feet away from the line, with a defender in his face and hit the shots. That only happens in video games and in real games when Stephen Curry catches fire.
With the Warriors down by 16 in the 2nd quarter, Curry did catch fire and started taking and making shots that would piss off another video game player if the person they were playing against started hitting them.
“We were just trying to stay positive. No point in sulking and pouting. Nobody’s really got time for that during the game,” Curry said. “We were talking to each other, trying to figure out what was going on, what we needed to do differently, and it worked out. Just intensity and sticking to the game plan and being physical and not having any mental lapses to get over that hump. And then we were able to come out in the second half and repeat that.”
Curry finished with 34 points on 13 of 19 shooting, 4 of 6 from 3 and 4 of 4 from the line. He also had 9 assists for the short-handed Warriors that came out with a come behind 102-87 victory.