Monday 23 October 2017 / 11:33 AM

Stephen Curry’s go-ahead 3 downs Magic

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.

The result:

“GOOOOOOOOD!”

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.

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 [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.

Why?

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).

[ESPN.com / YouTube]

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