Stephen Curry is picking up right where he left off. Forty points in a game? Check. Astronomical shooting average? Check. Undefeated? Check. Outscoring Micheal Jordan? Almost. In the opening five games of the season Stephen Curry has rivaled Michael Jordan’s scoring record, but there’s no need to draw Michael Jordan comparisons to know how great Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have become. Five games into the NBA season Stephen Curry is making a statement for another MVP award and the Golden State Warriors are looking as good as ever.
For the first time this season Golden State found themselves in a duel. The Los Angeles Clippers battled back from a seventeen point deficit to take a ten point lead. Stephen Curry sat out for a majority of the first half due to foul trouble. Clipper’s superstars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were having phenomenal games. All of that was erased in a few short minutes. As the clock began to dwindle in the fourth quarter a switch went off at Oracle Arena in Oakland. A switch that sent Stephen Curry and the rest of the Warriors to another level. A few three-pointers and some major fast break points in the Warriors were back on top. A ten point deficit erased in the blink of an eye and Stephen Curry was looking at another 30+ point game. Needless to say, the Warriors went on to win.
Stephen Curry looks like an MVP again. The Golden State Warriors look like world champions again. While the season is still young, do not be surprised to see Golden State playing late in the playoffs…perhaps even in the championship and certainly do not be surprised to see Stephen Curry making another MVP speech late next season.