Stephen Curry has been unbelievable all season, but he keeps saving his best for last.
There are his many buzzer-beaters. The Warriors’ regular-season finale, in which he dropped 46 points in three quarters, saw him hit 10 3-pointers to finish the season with 402 — breaking his own record. It also delivered win No. 73 to break the Bulls’ record.
There’s his second straight MVP award, and the first unanimous selection in NBA history.
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There are the playoffs — fast-forward to Game 4 against the Blazers, where Curry returned from injury and scored 17 points in overtime to give the Warriors a commanding 3-1 series lead. He didn’t hit his first 3 until the final minutes of the fourth quarter, then he added four more.
Game 5 on Wednesday night, Curry finished the Blazers with his final 3 of the series, and it was just as magical as his charmed season.
Nursing a two-point lead in the final 30 seconds, and with a long defender in the 6-foot-9 Al-Farouq Aminu on him, Curry got separation with a behind-the-back dribble and hit a step-back 3 with a hand in his face to seal the game.
Can't play any better defense than that. Curry with a clutch 3. Man oh man…