On an evening dedicated to honoring his father’s NBA legacy, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry left no doubts about what Dell’s most lasting impact on the league will be. Just minutes after Curry left the locker room early at halftime Wednesday night to participate in Dell’s on-court ceremony, the reigning MVP lit up the Charlotte Hornets for 28 points in the third quarter alone, scoring at an unreal rate of 2.3 points per minute.
Curry outscored the entire Charlotte team by seven in the period, missing only one of his 11 shots in that span of time and tallying all of the Warriors’ third-quarter points from the 7:26 mark on. For those counting, that’s 24 straight points -- five threes, three twos, and three free throws -- in 446 seconds.
Curry shot the ball from deep.
And from really deep …
… while also reminding us that he can put the ball on the floor, round the corner and get to the basket at will.
“Where the fuck is the help at?!” Hornets guard Kemba Walker yelled after Curry beat him with 10:15 to go in the period.
To Walker we say: Kemba, sweetie, nothing and nobody can help you when you’re trying to stop this guy.
Obviously the Warriors won their 20th straight, led by none other than the MVP, who finished with 40 points on 77.8 percent shooting.
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