There isn’t a person watching the NBA right now who doesn’t think Steph Curry is playing at an insanely high level. Fellow NBA players recognize Curry’s game and the reigning MVP set a league record by hitting a three-pointer in 128-straight games this past week. Curry’s great and the myriad ways to say this are running dry. You know this. I know this. Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard knows this.
But not everything needs to be about Curry. That’s why Lillard was understandably annoyed when Curry’s name was brought up as a comparison point following Lillard’s 20-point first quarter against the Pacers on Sunday. When asked about “playing like” Curry, Lillard responded in the only appropriate manner available:
Lillard’s first 12 minutes included three-consecutive three-pointers, which can be viewed in the video above, including one that was converted into a four-point play. He finished with 33 points on the night, shooting just under 48 percent from the field.