Curry scores 30 points, as Warriors eliminate Nuggets
Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry returned to the court Wednesday night, and led his team with 30 points to defeat the Denver Nuggets 102-98 to end Denver’s season.
The three-time NBA champion stole the show as he scored 11 points in the last quarter.
Golden State had started the first 12 minutes of the final quarter down eight points. Thankfully, Curry saved the day. He graciously converted a three-point play with only 1:33 left.
As if that was not enough, the 34-year-old guard scored another in the last 29 seconds of the game. With that, he put the Warriors on a safe route to the playoffs’ second round.
Curry was last season’s NBA scoring champion. However, it has been three years since Curry brought the team to a big playoff stage like this one. It is only understandable if achieving this felt like a huge deal to him.
“Tonight was just a weird feeling because we hadn’t been there in a while,” Curry said. “We wanted it so bad, kind of made it a lot more difficult on ourselves. But we still remember how to do it, which is a good feeling.”
He also commented on his injury, which occurred during a game against the Boston Celtics on March 16.
“Thankfully, I got through pretty much unscathed,” Curry said with relief.
On the other hand, the reigning MVP and Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic has been working hard to beat all the odds. In this game alone, he scored 30 points, and had 19 rebounds, and eight assists. A total of 12 out of his 30 points were made in the final 3:46.
"That guy is a warrior. I just don't understand the people that find a way to criticize Nikola Jokic. Is he perfect? No, I'm not saying he is,"
- Michael Malone
"and without him, life is difficult. Steph Curry is one of a kind, and will continue to do the spectacular and make it look effortless."
- Klay Thompson
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