Stephen Curry Goes Off in New York
However, tonight in New York, at the hallowed madison Square Garden, Curry showed the league exactly why he is the top shooter in the NBA with an outstanding offensive performance without their All-Star forward in Lee who was suspended for tonight's game.
Curry went 11-13 from the three point line and 18-28 overall to scorch the Knicks for 54 points, however his teammates (and Curry himself) were unable to protect the ball at the end of the game, consistently allowing the Knicks extra opportunities at the rim - and they converted. New York won the game 109-105.
On a fast break, Curry had a 3-on-2 to his advantage with the score at 99-97 Knicks and he pulled up for a transition three-ball to give the Warriors a 100-99 lead, which they were unable to hold onto.
Curry was considered by most an All-star snub this season as he is having the best season of his career because he is also healthy. At 21 points, 6.5 assists 4 rebounds and 46% from distance, Curry has to be a favorite for Comeback player or Most improved player of the league.