Through the first four quarters of his return to the court on Monday, Stephen Curry came off the bench, and wasn’t expected to get heavy minutes. But then Shaun Livingston was ejected in the third quarter, forcing the hand of Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr.
Curry was slow to get going in regulation, shooting just 10-for-25 from the floor and 2-for-13 from three-point range through the first four quarters, showing rust from his four games missed with a sprained left MCL.
He made everyone forget about that in overtime. Showing everyone why he was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row, he erupted for 17 points in overtime, outscoring the Portland Trail Blazers by himself and setting a league record for OT scoring.
Naturally, the land of Twitter went bonkers over the outburst. Here’s how some his fellow NBAers and other professional athletes reacted to the all-time great performance:
Out 2 weeks & have 40 off the bench!! #Sheesh
— Isaiah Canaan (@SiP03) May 10, 2016
I guess it was a good decision to not hold @StephenCurry30 to his minute restriction! 40pts in 37 mins😯🔥👌🏼
— STEVE NOVAK (@stevenovak16) May 10, 2016
Steph Curry is a pretty good player
— Anthony Tolliver (@ATolliver44) May 10, 2016
Tell your grandkids about this #B2BMVP
— Seth Curry (@sdotcurry) May 10, 2016
40 off the bench huh hahahah
— JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03) May 10, 2016
Nuff said….. Steph Curry on a bad wheel… Off the bench.. Limited minutes… Legendary .. NBA history type shhhhhhh
— Baron Davis (@BaronDavis) May 10, 2016
— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) May 10, 2016
Chef Steph Curry can cook whatever he wants on the court…the opponents have no choice to eat what he serves…DINNA TYME…
— Ike Taylor (@Ike_SwagginU) May 10, 2016
Curry is on 🔥
— Dellin Betances (@DBetances68) May 10, 2016
— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) May 10, 2016
— Josh Reddick (@RealJoshReddick) May 10, 2016
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