Stephen Curry drops 24 in first quarter, 40 total in Warriors’ win

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Stephen Curry is still very good at basketball.

Matched up against a banged up and undersized New Orleans backcourt (Nate Robinson started at the point with Ish Smith behind him), Curry went off for 24 first quarter points. He finished the night with 40 points on just 26 shots as the Warriors cruised to an 111-95 win. Even when the Pelicans defended Curry well it didn’t matter, he hit 7-of-9 contested shots in the game.

While Curry hit a couple of threes from about the Bay Bridge, what gets overlooked some is that he’s a fantastic finisher around the rim as well. He was 7-of-10 in the restricted area in the game, according to Synergy Sports. Curry was just an unstoppable force. This wasn’t luck.