Warriors’ Stephen Curry dances over Bojan Bogdanovic, launches a shot, and looks away
The Golden State Warriors had it all clicking for an extended period of Thursday’s 112-89 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Steve Kerr’s team accomplished a rare feat it hadn’t replicated in years, finishing a game without a single player failing to surpass 20 points. Given the score of their win, though, it’s pretty obvious that the Warriors’ superstars put on their fair share of individual highlights nonetheless – and very likely that Stephen Curry had at least one of them.
Unfortunately for Bojan Bogdonavic, that meant the two-time MVP put him through a ringer of between-the-legs moves before stepping back for a corner three. Nearly as unsurprising as Curry putting on a dribbling and shotmaking show? That he would turn to the crowd and dance before he did it.
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Stephen Curry actually wasn’t himself otherwise, scoring 15 points on 5-of-15 shooting overall, and just 5-of-12 from three. But in a testament to his team’s ball movement, Curry led the Warriors, who had 32 assists over the course of the game, with six dimes. The interesting fact is not just that Curry led the Warriors in assists, but that his assist total was so low. He wasn’t an unwilling passer — the more precise point is that the Warriors’ 32 assists were widely distributed. Curry made several “hockey assist” passes, otherwise known as the pass which led to the official assist pass. The Warriors played one of their best team games of the season.
The win moves Golden State (49-22) into a half-game lead over the Denver Nuggets (48-22) for first in the Western Conference. Michael Malone’s team beat the Washington Wizards in Denver on Thursday night. The Warriors lead the season series between the teams 2-1, with a final meeting at Oracle Arena on April 2.