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Game 59 rewind: Warriors’ Stephen Curry has masterful all-around performance against Knicks

NEW YORK — New York loves Stephen Curry. The media crowded around him before the game, asking what it was about Madison Square Garden that made him light up. Afterward, it was Stephen A. Smith congratulating him on another job well done.

Curry needed less than 30 minutes to notch a triple-double, and don’t forget that the timing of his performance one game after the Chicago setback certainly mattered.

After scoring five points at the United Center in an outing coach Mark Jackson said was “poor” and a 20-point loss Curry said “was just terrible,” Curry responded with 27 points at Madison Square Garden.

“This was an opportunity to come out and correct that, and we did from the start,” Curry said.

Curry picked up where he left off a year and a day ago at Madison Square Garden from the beginning, scoring 12 points and dishing out four assists in the first quarter. He had been cheered in pregame introductions and received an ovation once the crowd realized on a rebound he had gotten the triple double. It was a dominant performance, and he helped fellow Splash Brother get some of his 25 points as well with passes.

Last season, Curry scored 54 in a loss. Leading up to this game, it appeared that loss kept him relatively muted when talking about that ridiculous shooting performance. This time, the Warriors came out on top in a big-time Curry game.

“To get a win this year is bigger than any stats, but to play well and try to impact the game the way I wanted to definitely felt great,” Curry said.

Diamond Leung

  • Stan

    What Curry needs to do is what Lin and Tiger did..get rid of that waif figure and body build. Its the only way for him to achieve REAL greatness…not just be a better today Warrior. He has to know it when he reads that he cant handle physical teams – physical with an F. (ask Singletary what that even means) he needs more muscle.

  • Howard Benner

    Another choke job by the tinman W’s. . .elite teams don’t fold in the fourth quarter, regardless if they are on the road or @ home. . .regardless of the comp. . .this was the make or break game of this road trip, which, combined with the debacle in Chicago reveals this team for what they truly are. . .first round exit from the playoff material. . .

    This season is going to come under the label as “underachievingville. . .”