Clint Capela forgot to come down hard and deny a possible switch on Friday night, leaving himself in a tough situation with Steph Curry for the next 6 seconds.
It wouldn’t take long for Curry to break down the Houston Rockets defender, using multiple quick crossovers to shake him off – before stepping back, and splashing a 3-pointer to give his Golden State Warriors a 62-57 lead to end the 1st half of the game.
The Warriors would build off of Curry’s performance to start the 2nd half, outscoring the Rockets 37-22 in the 3rd quarter to give themselves to a commanding 125-108 victory over the Rockets
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Curry was aggressive throughout this contest, making some tough shots on his way to 24 points on 8-18 FG, 7 assists, a steal, and a rebound in 33 minutes of action. The reigning 2-time MVP was named to his 4th consecutive All-Star appearance 2 days ago, and it’s no surprise – considering the guard’s averages of 24.6 points on 46.5 FG%, along with 4.1 rebounds, and 6.1 assists. Sacrificing for Kevin Durant hasn’t been an issue for Curry, and it looks like it’ll remain that way for the rest of the season.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound sharpshooter will look to build his team’s 37-6 record and 6-game winning streak on Sunday, when they take on the Orlando Magic with tipoff scheduled at 12:00 p.m. EST.
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