Golden State Wins 125-107
Every professional athlete would love to win on their birthday and this was the case for reigning MVP, Stephen Curry. Curry aided the Warriors yesterday to pick up a 125-107 win against the New Orleans Pelicans. The win extended their home winning streak to 49 and a total of 60 wins in the current NBA season. The win also crowned the Warriors as the fastest team to reach 60 wins in a regular season.
This was a big day for Curry and the Warriors, as Curry was turning 28 and the Warriors extending their unbeaten home winning streak. Curry ended the game with 27 points, five rebounds and setting up five teammates with assists, even though he was on the bench for the entire duration of the fourth quarter. The Warriors were coming into this game with a lot of confidence after beating the Phoenix Suns over the weekend in a thrilling encounter, while the New Orleans Pelicans were coming into the game having to deal with an injury crisis. The Pelicans only had 10 players suited up for the game.
Best of Stephen Curry Yet to Come
This will be the 3rd consecutive time Curry has played a game on his birthday and the fourth time overall. Curry was celebrated by fans and teammates as there were loud birthday songs and MVP chants blaring throughout the court. Birthday boy, who has a lot to celebrate, said:
”I always want to find different ways to improve. I guess I’m officially in my prime, but we’ll see how far this thing can go.”
He later on tweeted a thank-you message and showed off his beautiful birthday cake.
Although most of the attention was given to Curry and the Warriors as a team, Golden State’s center, Andrew Bogut, and head coach, Steve Kerr, also found themselves on the spotlight. Bogut made a special 3-pointer, which also happened to be only his third in his 11 years career. Bogut’s 3-pointer seemed to have fired up the team, with the bench going crazy and the fans going wild. As for Kerr, he became the first head coach in NBA history to win at least 60 games in each of his first two seasons.
The Warriors will be looking forward to hosting the Knicks on Wednesday. Will Curry and the Warriors go ahead to match or break Michael Jordan’s 1995-1996 Bulls team 73 wins in a season?