VIDEO: Stephen Curry sends Rudy Gay to a different dimension with crazy step-back 3-pointer
The Golden State Warriors took on the San Antonio Spurs on the road on Tuesday night. In the third quarter, two-time MVP Stephen Curry was up to his usual tricks of making defenders look foolish and helpless simultaneously.
In this instance, it’s Rudy Gay:
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As you can see, Curry gets set up with an extremely high screen from Draymond Green and curls around it with blistering speed. Gay expected Curry to continue scurrying towards the rim, but instead, the 32-year-old marksman took a few steps backwards towards the three-point line – leaving Gay caught in no man’s land nowhere near Curry.
Of course, the career 43.5 percent three-point shooter drained it with no issue as Curry open on the three-point line usually leads to an automatic three points for the Warriors.
One day after performing the “junebug challenge” pregame, Curry put up a 32-point, 7-rebound, 6-assist game against the Spurs, which ended in a loss. One game before that, however, Curry delivered his second 50-point game of the season with a 57-point masterclass against the Mavericks.
After an injury-riddled campaign in 2019-20, Curry is back to his eminent level in the NBA as one of the game’s biggest stars and most talented players – someone who can lift his entire team up and drag them to the playoffs if necessary.
This season, with Draymond Green not the dominant force he once was, Klay Thompson out for the year with an injury and Kelly Oubre Jr. struggling, the Warriors will likely need an MVP-level performance from Steph.
So far, they’ve gotten it. And Rudy Gay took the brunt of it on Tuesday night.