Amid all the talks whether he’s still a Top 5 point guard in the NBA, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry showed the world that he still got it.
In the closing seconds of the first quarter of their match against the Portland Trail Blazers, Curry displayed his elite ball-handling that made him an offensive threat over the past few years. The Dubs sharpshooter crossed over Enes Kanter with a nasty shift and change in direction on his way to the basket, with the rest of the Blazers unable to do anything but look at him as he cut the opponents’ lead to just 13.
Curry froze him with the handles 🥶
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— SLAM (@SLAMonline) January 2, 2021
While the Warriors didn’t have a good start against the Blazers, Stephen Curry’s shot was more than enough to raise the team’s hope that they’ll soon find their rhythm and identity that made the Dubs championship contenders in the past five years.
With Klay Thompson out recovering from his Achilles injury that needed surgery, much of the offensive load has been put onto Curry’s shoulder. Prior to Friday’s content, he’s averaging 26.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 7.0 assists. However, he’s only shooting 31.8 percent from deep, far off from his career average of 43.4 percent.
The Warriors had a horrible start to the campaign, opening 2020-21 with two blowout losses to the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. Hopefully, with Curry slowly returning to form after months of hiatus from basketball, the Dubs will be able to get things going and start stringing wins.