Stephen Curry goes to Tanzania to help with malaria fight


All 272 times Stephen Curry knocked down a three last season — that would be the most ever in a single NBA season by a single player — he was also doing something to fight the spread of malaria.

Through a program that didn’t get a lot of national publicity, Curry teamed with the Nothing But Nets campaign to donate three bed nets for each time he knocked down a three last season. The bed nets are mosquito netting there to keep the insects from biting people (and passing along the disease) while they sleep.

What’s better is Curry didn’t just write a check, he went to Tanzania to see the program in action and posted this video about it (hat tip to Matt at Eye on Basketball for this).

If you don’t think malaria is a problem in the developing world and Africa, you missed the memo — one person dies per minute from malaria in Africa. There are parts of the continent where this is an epidemic.

The bed nets are chemically treated to kill and repel mosquitos and for $10 a net it’s a small cost to help stem a deadly disease. Curry paid or 816 of these nets through this program.

Good on Curry for not only taking up the cause but becoming personally invested in it.

Grizzlies’ James Ennis fouls out then hits half-court shot (video)

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Against the Pacers last night, James Ennis missed all three of his 3-point attempts… that counted. And he makes this one after fouling out?

Mike Conley more than picked up the slack to lead the Grizzlies to victory.

Pelicans’ Dante Cunningham jumps on scorer’s table, Anthony Davis jumps on him (video)

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The Pelicans are effectively out of the playoff race, but Dante Cunningham and Anthony Davis are still competing — even if it looks a little silly.

That tone and a big game from DeMarcus Cousins (29 points, 16 rebounds, six assists) led to a 121-118 win over the Mavericks.

Goran Dragic puts alley-oop pass through rim (video)

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Goran Dragic is very good at alley-oops.

Too good.

With a “shot” like that falling, the Heat trounced the Knicks, 105-88.

Hawks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. kneed in the groin while defending 76ers (video)

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Since trading for him, the Hawks have gotten Tim Hardaway Jr. to buy in defensively.

After this help defense on 76ers center Richaun Holmes cost him dearly, I wouldn’t blame Hardaway if he gave up on the endeavor entirely.