With 2.2 remaining on the clock, Golden State’s go-to warrior drained a go-ahead three to down Orlando 98-97 and extend their win-streak to 10.
After collecting the long rebound, Curry went down the court in transition and a little in-and-out move on Tobias Harris gave him just enough space for an in-rhythm three.
Steph finished the night with 22 points (8-of-17 FG, 3-of-9 from beyond the arc), 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
Oddly that was Curry’s first career go-ahead three ball in the final minute of the fourth quarter or overtime – he had previously missed his last seven straight, according to ESPN.com.
[Statistic from ESPN.com]
Golden State are off to the franchise’s best ever start at 15-2, but the next 11 games are sure to test them:
- Pelicans (H)
- Bulls (A)
- Timberwolves (A)
- Rockets (H)
- Dallas (A)
- Pelicans (A)
- Grizzlies (A)
- Thunder (H)
- Kings (H)
- Lakers (A)
- Clippers (A)
The only definite wins on that list are the Timberwolves, home against the Pelicans, maybe versus the Kings and away at the Lakers.
The Bulls are finally healthy – Derrick Rose has played five consecutive games for the first time in ages; the Rockets and Dallas are just brutal for anyone; at the Pelicans could be problematic if Anthony Davis decides to put up 32 points, 15 boards, 4 assists, 5 blocks and 2 steals; Memphis is the only team in the league with a better record than Golden State; Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are back for the Thunder and seem really pissed off; and the Clippers are the Clippers – and looking at their schedule, they might actually only lose 1 or 2 games before they meet the Warriors on Christmas day (boxing day in Australia).