Is it the fact that he was slung around like a rag doll TWICE by the Indiana Pacers 7-footer Roy Hibbert in the hum-scrum the night before or was it the fact the Golden State Warriors was playing in the mecca of basketball, Madison Square Garden where most elite players show off their skills and take them to another level (let’s not forget Michael Jordan in March’95, putting up 55 pts. playing in his fifth game since coming back to the NBA after his brief baseball stint…or Kobe Bryant dropping 61 points and shot 19 of 31 from the floor and hit all 20 of his free-throw attempts); what ever it was, I’m sure the Golden State Warriors want (G) Stephen Curry to bottle it up and use it for the rest of the season and into the playoffs because he was unconscious Wednesday night.
Curry put the team on his back and tried to will the Warriors to a road win against the New York Knicks, but he came up short when the Knicks’ Raymond Felton blocked one of his shots with 1:10 and J.R. Smith went down the court and scored the tie-breaking basket.
When everything was said and done, with Curry finally pouring cold water on that scorching automatic weapon he calls his shooting arm, the stats showed that he wad one shy of the NBA record by dropping 11 3-pointers in 13 attempts and overall went 18 of 28 from the field.
Stephen played the entire game and was able to grab 6 rebounds and scrape together 7 assists to go along with the spectacular shooting performance.