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Warriors’ Stephen Curry absolutely torches nets with 5 threes in first quarter

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Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry absolutely torched the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first quarter on Saturday. The 2-time MVP splashed in five 3-pointers to score 24 points in the opening frame. He didn’t waste any time, draining back-to-back triples from the get-go. Within the first six minutes, Curry had already dropped in four long bombs.

Check out his barrage from downtown, via the Warriors Twitter account:

Curry is doing this even with a pesky defender in Lu Dort defending him.

The lowly and tanking Thunder just could not find an answer for Chef Curry. It certainly doesn’t help that he is on an incredibly hot streak coming out of April, where he won Western Conference Player of the Month honors.

Coming into the contest, Curry needed 22 points to keep his lead on the scoring title over Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal, who dropped 50 points in their 133-132 win over the Pacers. He didn’t even a full half to get that done by dropping a couple-dozen points in the first period alone.

The Warriors ended the first half with a comfortable 25 point lead at home. Curry wound up scoring just three more points in the second quarter to finish with 27 points and six 3-pointers at the break. The Memphis Grizzlies took care of business by defeating the Toronto Raptors with a 109-99 win to keep in step with Golden State as the battle for the no. 8 seed goes on. The Warriors are in for a wild finish this 2020-21 campaign as they look to secure a spot in the post-season.