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Stephen Curry has set the bar so high for himself that nobody seems surprised anymore when he puts up eye-popping numbers on a nightly basis.
The latest example came Monday night during a 123-104 win at the New Orleans Pelicans, as the Golden State Warriors‘ star guard poured in 41 points. The offensive explosion marked the ninth time this season Curry scored 40 or more points in a game and the sixth time in his past 15 games.
“Anytime you step on the floor with Steph Curry, there’s an advantage there,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. “So, teams are terrified of him — and everywhere he runs on the floor, with or without the ball, teams are terrified. That type of gravity, he pulls a lot of weight.
“I wouldn’t want to see a team with Steph Curry on it. We all know what he’s capable of. The guy can take over a game and make it hard for any team in the NBA on any given night.”
Curry’s offensive fireworks have given his young team a huge confidence boost as it embarks on the final two weeks of the regular season. With Monday’s win, the Warriors moved half a game ahead