The Warriors apparently respond well to losses
The Golden State Warriors suffered a close 106-102 defeat against the Charlotte Hornets on their first game of a road trip the other day, and they responded well in the follow-up game in Brooklyn.
The first time they lost this season, in an overtime game against the Memphis Grizzlies, they responded with a seven-game win streak that started with a 103-82 drubbing of the Oklahoma City Thunder. This time around, against a Brooklyn Nets team that is miles ahead of the Thunder, they again responded to a loss with a destructive 117-99 victory.
Steph Curry added to his record of most games with 9 three-pointers, making it 37 for his career. That is more than double of the total that James Harden and Damian Lillard have produced for their careers, as those two have combined for 18.
At this point, we have to acknowledge the greatness that we’re witnessing. Curry’s 37 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and a block with just two turnovers. He did this in just 29 minutes of play and shot 12 of 19 from the field and 9 of 14 from deep. Today’s performance also saw Steph close the gap with Kevin Durant in the scoring race, as Curry is now averaging 28.7 PPG, just behind Durant’s 28.9 PPG.
Three other Warriors starters were super efficient, too, with Andrew Wiggins scoring 19 points on 7 of 11 shooting, Jordan Poole dropping 17 on 6 of 13 shooting (he missed all of his seven three-pointers, though), and Draymond Green contributing 11 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists on 5 of 6 shooting.
Durant had one of those rare inefficient nights for the Nets, too, finishing with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists while shooting 6 of 19 from the field. James Harden couldn’t come up with enough magic on his own as he finished with 24 points, 4 rebound and 4 assists.
Remember, these Warriors still don’t have Klay Thompson or James Wiseman. Thompson wasn’t shy to share his thoughts post-game.
Steph clearly enjoyed himself during the game, and was happy chat with the Inside the NBA crew.