VIDEO: Warriors star Stephen Curry makes DPOY bid with epic rim denial on Richaun Holmes
Everyone knows Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is a monster on offense, but on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings, the two-time MVP came up huge on the defensive end and met big man Richaun Holmes at the top for a clutch defensive stop.
Watch Curry climb all the way up Mt. Holmes (via NBA on ESPN):
Steph comes up clutch on defense 😮 pic.twitter.com/JS2TTVEM5W
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 26, 2021
That was a foul though, right?
Foul or not, Stephen Curry’s stop on Richaun Holmes was huge. It was a crazy finish at the Chase Center with both teams exchanging punches down the stretch. The Warriors were up by three when Curry came up with the huge defensive end with just over a minute left. Unfortunately, Steph followed up his clutch play on defense with a couple of offensive blunders that helped keep Sacramento in the game.
In the end, Curry sunk key free throws in the game’s dying seconds to help the Warriors escape with a 117-113 victory over the visiting Kings.
The seven-time All-Star isn’t the best defensive player in the NBA. We all know that. The 33-year-old is statistically having one of his worst defensive seasons with 1.2 steals per game and a career-low of just 0.1 blocks per game. Nonetheless, Curry is clutch and he knows when his Warriors need him to make a huge play whether that’s on offense or defense.
When the Warriors need a big play, they know Curry’s there to save the day. Always.