Stephen Curry explodes for 38 as Warriors stun Clippers
Stephen Curry scored 38 points as the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 22-point deficit to overpower the Los Angeles Clippers with a 115-105 victory on Friday in San Francisco.
The Warriors used a 34-6 run over the third and fourth quarters to stun the Clippers and erase their big lead.
“We are a young team trying to find our identity and understand how we are going to win games,” Curry said. “A win like this gives us confidence that no matter how far out of it we are, we can turn it around.”
Curry drained nine three pointers as the Warriors avenged a loss to the Clippers on Wednesday when Curry was held to a season low 13 points. The Warriors made 20 threes in Friday’s contest.
“It is perseverance and resilience on my part,” he said. “I credit my conditioning to be able to keep going and I use my basketball IQ to find those holes.”
Curry posted his third 30-point performance in the last four games, making 13 of his 24 shots and nine of his 14 three-point attempts. He also had 11 assists.
Wiggins finished with 16 points for the Warriors, who shot 20-for-41 on three-pointers and outscored the Clippers 60-42 from beyond the arc.
Paul George had a team-high 25 points and Kawhi Leonard 24 for the Clippers, who made 18 turnovers.
The Clippers led by 14 points at the half, and 85-63 late in the third quarter. Curry capped a 19 point third quarter with a 29 foot basket in the final seconds to give the Warriors a 87-81 lead. Golden State extended that to 97-91 early in the fourth but the Clippers tied it 97-97 with just over seven minutes left on the clock.
Brad Wanamaker drained two threes and Andrew Wiggins made a clutch shot late to drown out any attempt by Los Angeles to rally late.
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