The 2-times MVP after in his post-game interview as quoted by an NBA official website in his first match against the Laker said, “I played like trash.” But tonight he picked up his game to a whole new level with 45 points and 10 rebounds.
In the first quarter Curry just could not miss even if he wanted to, he scored 25 points on 10/10 shooting with 5/5 shooting from behind the line. His 25 points in the first quarter helped the GSW to gain a comfortable lead, Clippers whose superstar Kawhi Leonard is out due partial ACL tear in his knee clawed their way back in the game with Paul George leading the charge with 22 points in the first half.
In the 2nd half, Clippers under the brilliant head coach Ty Lue played to strength on the wing position and Reggie Jackson who was having an off night up till this point picked up his slack and started making rainbow 3s. With Curry out of the game during his usual rest in 4th quarter starting minutes, LA Clippers gained the lead by 98-90 and the depth who was a major part of the win against Lakers went on 9-0 run of their own, now with back in the lineup fully rested who already has 35 points in the game, scored 10 in the 4th with back to back three and one of them from near the center of the court just amazing. Here are all the buckets from Curry in the 4th quarter.