Stephen Curry is among the astir unsafe players successful the NBA. But an aggravated Curry proved to beryllium much lethal.
The Golden State prima took retired his frustrations this greeting connected the Los Angeles Clippers aft being called for a method foul with 9:08 remaining successful the 4th quarter.
He scored 11 of his 33 points aft that method foul arsenic the Warriors extended their winning streak to 8 with a 105-90 victory.
"It was conscionable an accumulation of each types of weird stuff. All that led into wherever I thought I got a foul," said Curry, who besides had a season-high six steals to spell with 5 rebounds and six assists.
"It decidedly fired maine and the team. After that, it was clip to nonstop my vigor into putting the shot successful the basket."
Curry mislaid his temper erstwhile helium didn't gully a foul portion driving to the handbasket aft it appeared Clippers defender Terance Mann made contact. Coach Steve Kerr said helium figured Curry was going to get a method foul erstwhile helium saw him spell toward the authoritative and pump his fist.
"That was arsenic upset arsenic I've seen him and that I person been successful a agelong time. He intelligibly got fouled," Kerr said.
"When helium knows helium got fouled connected a play similar that and helium doesn't get the telephone the rival volition travel retired successful him and helium volition suffer his caput a small bit. But it volition spur him similar it did successful this instance."
Curry's effect aft the method foul drew a tonne of absorption from NBA media arsenic good arsenic existent players, who lauded the constituent guard's quality to enactment his absorption backmost into his shooting.
Golden State had a 79-70 pb erstwhile Curry's outburst happened, but they would enactment it distant afterward with a 21-7 tally during a astir five-minute span. Curry made 3 3-pointers during the spurt, and applied the dagger changeable with an off-balance triple from the close country with 5:20 remaining.
Otto Porter Jr. added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Jordan Poole scored 17 points for the Warriors. They improved their NBA-best grounds to 18-2 heading into a showdown Tuesday nighttime successful Phoenix against the streaking Suns — 17-3 aft winning 16 straight.
Paul George led Los Angeles with 30 points, and Eric Bledsoe and Marcus Morris added 13 apiece. The Clippers came into the crippled with wins successful 8 of their past 10 location games.
The Clippers played the Warriors pugnacious successful a 115-113 nonaccomplishment during the opening week of the season, but they could not support gait this clip successful the 2nd half. A large crushed was a season-high 25 turnovers that led to 31 Golden State points.
"We've been talking astir it for, I guess, the full play -- conscionable taking attraction of the basketball. If we crook the shot implicit against this team, they're gonna marque you pay," manager Tyronn Lue said. "I conjecture retired of our turnovers, 13, 14 were atrocious turnovers. We got to bash a amended occupation with our decision-making ... we're conscionable not making the close play close now."
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