Steph Curry – By @Gifty10_1994
Stephen Curry has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week after averaging 39.9 points in Golden State Warriors’ first four games.
The last season’s Most Valuable Player [MVP] has picked up from where left off to help the Dubs remain unbeaten.
In their most recent game on Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies, Curry delivered a knockout blow with a rampant third quarter performance. The reigning MVP scored 21 of his 30 points during that period to virtually put the game out of the Grizzlies reach.
The emphatic 69 – 119 victory not only highlighted an obvious gulf in class between the two sides, as at times it looked like men against boys, but also handed the Grizzlies worst loss in their franchise history.
“It’s surprising,” Curry said. “I don’t remember the last that’s ever happened to any guys on this team, being on the winning side of a 50-point game.”
The Warriors’ star man did not play in the fourth quarter with his team up by 45 point, and to the delight of the Grizzlies as the former Davidson College graduate appeared to be on unstoppable form after scoring back-to-back three point shots with ease.
Prior to the game the Grizzlies coach David Joerger had joked saying, “We’re going to put three guys on him tonight.”
Curry’s third quarter performance was not a one-off; he also had a huge third quarter with a career-best 28 points in Saturday’s win at New Orleans.
When you’re barely a week into the season, it’s hard to classify any single matchup as a big game, but Wednesday night’s showdown with the LA Clippers on Warriors Ground just might defy the conventional wisdom.
The divisional foes are both 4-0 heading into their first of four head-to-head matchups this year.
Last time out between the sides, another spectacular gem of a performance from Curry helped the Warriors narrowly edge the Clippers by four points. 110 – 106.
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