Steph is one-of-a-kind — he’s the Barry Bonds of basketball

No. 30 did what he does, hitting the Wizards with a 51-point, 3-quarter barrage

Bonta Hill
October 24, 2018 - 11:45 pm

To write about Steph Curry belonging in the conversation for the Most Valuable Player award this past Monday night may have been a bit absurd.

After all, he lit up the lowly Phoenix Suns for 29 points in 30 minutes. Light work for the two-time MVP.

But after Wednesday night’s game against the Washington Wizards, whom the Golden State Warriors routed, 144-122, I think it’s appropriate to revisit that conversation.

In just three-quarters of action, Curry dropped this ridiculous stat line: 51 points, 15/23 from the field, 11/16 from the three-point line, and 10/10 on free throws.

Oh, and one shoulder shrug that reminded us all about Michael Jordan in the 1992 NBA Finals:  

I mean, it’s just ridiculous. Kevin Durant balled out with 30 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists, and nobody is even talking about it. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr discussed Curry’s night:

Check the efficiency from No. 30:

Wizards guard Bradley Beal came up with one idea on how to stop Curry and this Warriors’ juggernaut:

Here’s Curry’s history-making three-pointer. He’s now fifth all-time in NBA history for made three-pointers.

Curry dropped 23 points in the first quarter. Most of the shots he made, the net didn’t flinch. Oracle Arena had no choice but to chant “MVP” after he burned the Wiz with 31 first-half points.

Afterward, Curry discussed when he had an inkling that this could be a historic night.

In my lifetime, I’ve never witnessed a hooper as impactful as Curry. It’s nothing I’ve ever seen in sports. Nothing. Okay, I’ll fall back on that comment and say that it rivals Barry Bonds obliterating baseballs into McCovey Cove.

But really, Curry was literally experimenting with trick shots against an NBA team. Don’t believe me?  

I’ll leave you all with this — a montage of Curry’s 11 three-pointers.

It’ll leave you shaking your head like DeMarcus Cousins.

Good night everyone.

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