Watching Curry make baskets isn’t particularly surprising since he’s one of the best shooters in the league.
However, on Monday night he was focusing on only buckets in the first half of the game.
Steph Curry was just buckets in the first half:
26 PTS (9-11 FG, 6-7 3P)
That’s the most points without a rebound, assist, steal or block by any player in any half since 2015. pic.twitter.com/vaoEgayCKn
— StatMuse (@statmuse) February 15, 2022
As summarized by Statmuse, Curry had 26 points in the first half with 0 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals, and 0 blocks.
Those are the most points without a rebound, steal, assist, or block since 2015.
It shows that Curry was tuned in to scoring a lot and helping his team win…but the Warriors still came up short.
Big Night/Painful Loss
At the end of the night, the Warriors went down to the Clippers, 119-104.
It was a painful loss for the team, especially since Curry was so red hot in the first half.
In the end, Curry racked up 33 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists.
Unfortunately, the rest of his squad didn’t follow his lead and came up short.
The rest of the team were all in single digits.
The loss to the Clippers is an example of something that has plagued the Warriors on and off for a few years: they are very reliant on Curry.
For multiple seasons, the team has leaned a lot on Curry to carry them.
That’s an awful lot of pressure for one man and it proves that he needs help from the rest of his squad.
Klay Thompson is back but was inconsistent on Monday.
Meanwhile, Draymond Green is still out.
That means the rest of the Warriors will need to step up if they hope to compete with the Phoenix Suns in the last few months of the season.