Warriors video: Stephen Curry ends the quarter with a stepback over two defenders
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Video: Warriors’ Stephen Curry ends the quarter with a stepback over two defenders

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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is not known for step back threes. But when he does the move, he drains it over two defenders.

In their 112-89 beatdown on the Indiana Pacers, Curry ended the third quarter with a stepback 3-pointer over the outstretched arms of two defenders.

That’s just one of the five 3-pointers Curry made in the game. In all, he finished with 15 points and seven assists. Big man DeMarcus Cousins finished with 19 markers, Kevin Durant had 15, and Klay Thompson dropped 18 points.

The win puts their record at 49-22 for first place in the Western Conference. They’re now a game above the Denver Nuggets who have held the top spot for the majority of the season.

Head coach Steve Kerr earlier noted that the Warriors are looking to seal the first seed in the West for homecourt advantage. This was not the case last season as the Houston Rockets were far ahead from the rest of the league. With 12 games remaining in the season, it will be a close battle especially since the Nuggets are currently on a five-game winning streak. They, too, are looking to claim back that top spot. Both of them know how valuable homecourt advantage is in the postseason.