Steph Curry’s Playing Like Hot Sauce From The ‘And 1 Mixtapes’
After cooling off from his molten-hot start to the 2015-16 season, where he notched six 40-point outings (and one 50-point performance) in just 21 games, Steph Curry got some bad news. "You have bruised shin and will have to sit out between two and four weeks for it to heal," doctors told him, essentially guaranteeing that his quest for a second-consecutive Most Valuable Player Award was over.
Curry proceeded to buy a pair of shin guards, insert them into his socks, then drop 38, 31, 30, 26 and 17 in his next five games. (Full disclosure: he sat out most of the one where he only scored 17.)
But his stats don't even tell half the story. Steph has been straight up toying with defenses in 2016 -- even for his astronomically high standards. Excluding the crowd-pleasing, rim-rattling posterization highlights -- of which he seemingly cannot do -- you could make the case that Curry has produced this season's three top plays in the last five days.
Here's a taste...
5) Dances around one of the best on-ball defenders in NBA history, drops game-winner in his face.
4) Dribbles through double-team, loses defender while nearly falling over, runs to very small open area in corner, hits three over his brother.
3) Moves basketball around his back twice, in traffic, results in uncontested dunk.
After this trick pass from Steph Curry, you kinda wish Draymond Green finished. DG got fouled, but still sweet dish pic.twitter.com/0tkjZqfEHM
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) January 12, 2016
2) Picks up loose ball, drains 75-foot jump shot with time expiring.
1) Goes baseline, dribbles under hoop, tosses no-look overhead lob to within inches of the rim for uncontested alley-oop on opposite side of basket.
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