He is much less talked about than Luka Doncic, Giannis Antetokounmpo or even LeBron James and Ja Morant, but Stephen Curry remains one of the best players in the world. The MVP of the 2022 Finals proved it again last night by taking the game on his own in the 4th quarter against the Heat. When he comes back into play, seven minutes from the end, the Warriors are led by four points. Seven minutes later, they won by 13 points!
We will remember his heat stroke with 10 points in three minutes to knock out the Heat two minutes from the end, with in particular this great number in front of Tyler Herro. A basket that set fire to the room and the bench.
“It was a great move” confirms Draymond Green. “He got to where he wanted. Once he got Tyler to open his back leg, it was dead for him. Steph is incredible, he is playing very well at the start of the season, and it was expected. He keeps getting better, and that’s the scary thing: this guy keeps getting better. It’s actually quite interesting and fun to watch. »
“Stephen Curry is just sublime”
Asked about this “move”, Curry explains that he worked on it during the summer, and that it is part of his arsenal. The rest is game reading and defense.
“Steph is just sublime” summarizes Steve Kerr. “What he is doing is incredible. He gets rid of everyone. It doesn’t matter who’s on him, he goes right through the jaws of defense to go after or find guys. It is spectacular at the start of the year. »
Spectacular and above all effective! That night, he finished with 33 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds. All at 13 of 22 on shots with a 7 of 14 from 3-pointers. Since the start of the season, he has averaged nearly 31 points, and we hardly talk about him.