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Stephen Curry on what James Wiseman can learn from 31-point Mavs thrashing

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The Golden State Warriors arguably had their best game of the season with their 31-point annihilation of the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night. Warriors superstar Stephen Curry was certainly a happy camper with the way the Dubs played. This happened despite playing without their entire center rotation, including rookie stud James Wiseman, who is for at least a week with a wrist injury.

After the game, Curry gave a few wise words (pun intended) for their 2nd overall pick, who witnessed the way the ball zipped around in vintage Warriors fashion, via Anthony Slater of The Athletic:

Wiseman can definitely soak in a lot of knowledge by watching this game alone. The 19-year old has gone on record saying he will benefit by coming off the bench, a move that head coach Steve Kerr made four games before he came down with his injury. With an extended time on the sidelines, the southpaw center can learn a lot more of Golden State’s movement-heavy offense from a different perspective.

Without Wiseman, Kevon Looney, and Eric Paschall, Golden State didn’t seem to have any problems with playing undersized and undermanned as they ran Dallas out of their very own building in the second half. The game had a frenetic pace and the Warriors thrived, especially with the ball moving around as it did on Thursday.

The Dubs played their A-game by destroying Dallas to the tune of a 147-116 final score. The 147 points is Golden State’s highest point total this season. Kelly Oubre Jr. also had his best game as a Warrior, as well as the best scoring game of his career with 40 points. Draymond Green, who played center throughout the game, handed out a season-high 15 dimes. He also had 11 points – including two dunks! – and six rebounds, while wreaking havoc on the defensive end.

Meanwhile, Stephen Curry finished with 28 points on 9-of-17 shooting and four 3-pointers. With the Warriors rolling through the second, the two-time NBA MVP sat out the entire fourth quarter, reminiscent of their dynastic run through the latter half of the previous decade.