SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Even after three NBA championships and two MVP awards, Stephen Curry has never looked better to his coach.
Curry scored 32 sides and the Golden Divulge Warriors dominated San Antonio 114-91 on Tuesday evening, snapping the Spurs’ three-recreation worthwhile streak.
“Right here’s the most efficient I’ve ever considered him, factual from a self belief and strength standpoint, and that’s pronouncing one thing, obviously,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged. “Two-time MVP. I don’t think I’ve ever considered him explore better.”
After missing all but five video games excellent season due to a broken metacarpal in his left hand, Curry is averaging 29.5 sides this season.
“I worked my butt off over the offseason,” Curry acknowledged. “I’m factual blissful to be taking half in. I feel solid. I feel in rhythm, in closing management of my recreation. Photographs are falling. All of it comes no longer greatest with my obtain self belief, but rising self belief in my crew.”
Curry was as soon as 4 for 10 on 3-pointers and 11 for 20 overall. His evening incorporated switching fingers after contact for an impossible, behind-the-help flip shot late in the main quarter that he made despite being fouled.
“Man, I for sure gain to return in the fault for that,” Warriors susceptible Draymond Inexperienced acknowledged. “That was as soon as nice. It was as soon as very terminate to an (Michael Jordan) dinky flip. That was as soon as an correct one for obvious. That was as soon as up there.”
Curry laughed when told of the comparison.
“Nothing high flying or above the rim about that,” Curry acknowledged. “I’ll gain that recognition. I did switch fingers, in explain that is the staunch comparison.”
Golden Divulge ended a five-recreation shedding streak in San Antonio. Eric Paschall had 15 sides and Andrew Wiggins added 14 for the Warriors.
Rudy Homosexual scored 17 sides, Trey Lyles had 15 and Keldon Johnson and Patty Mills had 13 apiece for San Antonio.
It was as soon as the Spurs’ excellent house recreation earlier than embarking on their annual practically month-long avenue shuttle whereas the metropolis’s Stock Display cover & Rodeo is held at the AT&T Heart.
After blowing a 14-level lead in a 105-100 loss to San Antonio on Monday, Golden Divulge did no longer let up in the 2nd evening of a help-to-help.
The Warriors executed 17 for 40 on 3-pointers and shot 46% overall.
The Spurs purchased a instructed the bench with Lyles scoring 9 sides in the main half of after entering the game with 3: 21 left in the outlet quarter. Lyles, who was as soon as averaging 10.8 minutes in 12 video games this season, played 26 minutes.
The Warriors went on a 20-2 toddle in the third, capped by a 3-pointer by Kelly Oubre Jr. for a 73-55 lead halfway throughout the quarter. Golden declare prolonged the lead to 86-65 on Kent Bazemore’s 3-pointer off a Curry succor with 2: 31 excellent in the length.
“Whereas you’re no longer getting stops, it’s laborious to exhaust a recreation,” Spurs guard Dejounte Murray acknowledged.
The Spurs were without injured starters Derrick White and LaMarcus Aldridge, who has a sore correct hip. White sat out the 2nd evening of a help-to-help for wound rehabilitation after missing 12 straight video games earlier this season with a fractured left 2nd toe.
Warriors: Golden Divulge received the main and supreme video games of its four-recreation avenue shuttle, shedding twice by a combined seven sides. … The Warriors susceptible the same starting up lineup despite a help-to-help. … Golden Divulge’s previous victory in San Antonio was as soon as Nov. 2, 2017, when Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant all scored 20-plus sides in a 112-92 victory. The Warriors are 3-41 there.
Spurs: Aldridge missed his fourth straight recreation with a sore correct hip. Coach Gregg Popovich acknowledged Aldridge will be re-evaluated in four to five days after receiving a shot Tuesday for the bother in his hip. … Rookie guard Devin Vassell made his first profession launch. Vassell is the main lottery decide chosen by the Spurs to launch as a rookie since Tim Duncan in 1997. … Keldon Johnson is averaging 9.5 sides in his excellent four video games after scoring at least 12 sides in his previous seven contests.
Warriors: Host Orlando on Friday to start a four-recreation homestand.
Spurs: Originate a seven-recreation avenue shuttle Friday towards the Atlanta Hawks.