Stephen Curry is back to doing Stephen Curry things. On Thursday night against the Denver Nuggets, the Golden State Warriors superstar went back to the kitchen and put Jamal Murray on the backburner as he cooked up one of his signature and-one plays from outside the arc.
Chef Curry even went ahead to count off his brutal 4-point play (via NBA):
Count ’em, Steph… 4-point play!
16 for Curry on TNT pic.twitter.com/SKB8J1lcc0
— NBA (@NBA) January 15, 2021
That was already Curry’s third three of the evening as he grabbed 18 quick points in the opening half against the Nuggets.
The two-time NBA MVP has made a living out of these crazy four-point plays. As Reggie Miller, who was on the call on Thursday night, narrated, Murray’s foul on Curry in the second quarter of their game was already the eighth time Curry was fouled while shooting a three this season.
After missing virtually the entire 2019-20 campaign, Curry is looking as healthy as ever, draining impossible threes and making huge plays for the Warriors this season. Playing without Klay Thompson, Curry has taken charge of Golden State’s offense and is shooting lights out from three so far with a 36.9% clip on 11 attempts despite drawing insane defensive attention. His 27.8 points per game average this year has been key for the Warriors to get back on their winning ways as they sit on a 6-5 record coming into their Thursday night game against the Nuggets.