Stephen Curry maintained the hot streak he’s been on ever since his worst 3-pointing shooting night in years on Thursday against the Denver Nuggets.
The back-to-back MVP scored 33 points, going 7-for-13 from beyond the arc, with seven assists.
“I’ve seen it all [from him], but it’s still entertaining as hell,” head coach Steve Kerr told reporters after the game.
The team started the contest much like it did the night before — by racing out to an early lead. The difference in the latest game, though, was that the Dubs never lulled to allow the opponent back into the game.
Golden State would win the contest, 125-101.
Former Nugget JaVale McGee played the most minutes he has all season, logging 15 minutes and scoring 10 points with three rebounds and a pair of blocks.
McGee said after the game that Kerr didn’t warn him he would be seeing the floor early in the game.
“I didn’t have my energy drink or get a puff off my inhaler,” McGee told Jim Barnett of CSN Bay Area.
Draymond Green continued to play with energy and impacted his team positively by playing tough defense with three steals, grabbing nine rebounds and distributing five assists to complement his 13 points. He finished the game plus-22.
Klay Thompson added 19 points and made three of his four 3-point attempts as Golden State’s big four combined for 83 points.
After several strong offensive performances since stumbling out of the gate, the Warriors moved into the top spot in the NBA in terms of offensive rating.
Due to the lopsided score, Kevin Durant failed to score 20 points for the first time in 72 games. He scored 18 on 8-for-16 shooting. Kerr said after the game that he knew Durant was a basket short of maintaining the streak but didn’t want to tempt “the basketball gods” by playing him in an unnecessary situation.
The Warriors will travel home for a couple days off before hosting the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.