Damian Lillard, Ja Morant, NBA stars react to Warriors’ Stephen Curry’s wild 1st quarter
Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry went video game mode once again on Thursday night and stars around the league were loving every bit of it. The two-time league MVP had an unreal opening quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at home and exploded for 25 first-quarter points without missing a shot.
Obviously, NBA Twitter was buzzing. Superstars around the league couldn’t believe what they were seeing as the two-time scoring champ knocked down nine of his first-quarter shots, including a flawless 5-of-5 from deep. Aside from Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James tipping his hat to the Warriors shooter, players like Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant couldn’t help but tweet out to Curry after an unbelievable first 12 minutes against the Clippers:
Steph goin for 75 tonight
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) October 22, 2021
damn steph 🥴🥴
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) October 22, 2021
It’s been a tough couple of nights for the city of LA as Curry continues to give both Hollywood’based franchises a rude awakening to start the season. After a subpar shooting stint on opening night against James’ Lakers which the Warriors still end up winning, the three-time champ shrugged off all the rust and went absolutely bonkers on the second night of a back-to-back. No fatigue here.
The reigning two-time three-point contest champion continues to cement his legacy as the league’s best shooter 13 seasons in. After missing the playoffs in the past two seasons, Curry is looking locked in as he tries to put this franchise on his broad shoulders once again en route to another playoff run.
Watch out world – the ‘Chef’ has officially checked back in.