Steph Curry is capable of doing crazy things every now and then. Just ask the Los Angeles Clippers, which took on the Golden State Warriors on Saturday under some rather unfortunate circumstances due to an injury suffered by Blake Griffin. The Clippers could not stop Curry, to the point that he only had to play three quarters.
In that time, the former MVP was able to accrue 45 points and lead the defending champions to a 121-105 win. As is usually the case when Kevin Durant is on the sidelines, Curry imposed himself on the game offensively, getting so hot that noted Los Angeles fan Clipper Darrell asked Steve Kerr to take him out of the game.
Kerr eventually obliged, and Curry didn’t have to play in the fourth quarter. But he still managed to ignite the Warriors, going 11-for-21 in the game and 8-for-16 from three. Additionally, Curry connected on 15 of his 16 attempts from the free throw line, grabbed six rebounds, dished out three assists, and accrued three steals.
It was the kind of performance that we see out of Curry every now and then, and whenever he plays like this, it’s a ton of fun. One of his new teammates hasn’t gotten the chance to see it from the Warriors bench, though, and when Nick Young was asked about how the All-NBA guard finds this zone, he had a hilarious response.
“I don’t know, it’s something,” Young said. “I think he ain’t from this earth, so it’s easy to find that kind of juice when you got the secret antidote.”
When asked to clarify about Curry’s home planet, Young smiled and simply said “I ain’t seen nothing like it.” While logic dictates that Curry is probably from Earth, his ability to get buckets in the manner he did on Saturday is certainly out of this world.