‘Curry 41-point one-man show’ leads Golden State to first win of season

‘Spicy’ Curry was on point. 토스카지노

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Sacramento Kings 122-114 in the 2023-2024 NBA regular season at Golden One Center in Sacramento, California, U.S., on Monday (Jan. 28). After falling to the Phoenix Suns in their opening game, Golden State rebounded to record their first win of the season.

Steph Curry dominated the game with 41 points and four assists. One of the most surprising numbers was his shooting percentage. Curry made 14 of 19 free throws for a monster 73.7% shooting percentage. Klay Thompson added 18 points and four assists, while Jonathan Cuminga chipped in with 12 points and five rebounds.

Sacramento, meanwhile, got 39 points and four assists from De’Aaron Parks and 19 points and 18 rebounds from Domantas Sabonis, but it wasn’t enough.

The two teams, which met in the first round of the 2022-2023 Western Conference playoffs in a best-of-seven series, were competitive from the start. Golden State started with an organic ball flow that led to three-pointers from Curry and Thompson, while Sacramento responded with a one-two punch of Harrison Barnes, Keegan-Murray, and the one-two punch of Savonis and Parks. A one-man show from Parks capped off a good quarter for Sacramento, which ended the first quarter 29-24.

In the second quarter, Sacramento’s firepower exploded. Sasha Bezenkov hit two 3-pointers in a row to start a 14-0 run for Sacramento. Sacramento capitalized on the momentum with an alley-oop dunk by JaVale McGee. The lead grew to double digits. But then Curry entered the game and the tide turned. Curry immediately took control of Golden State’s offense and exploded. Sacramento’s stifling defense began to crack under Curry, who scored 11 points in the second quarter, including two three-pointers, and his play brought his teammates to life, allowing Golden State to take a 60-57 lead into halftime.

There was no stopping Curry. In the third quarter, Curry became a one-man show. His 3-pointers were falling wherever he threw them, and if the defense was tough on him, he responded with dunks and mid-range shots. Sacramento tried everything to control Curry, including double-teaming, trapping, and switching, but it wasn’t enough. Curry scored 16 points in the third quarter alone, and Golden State, which had a promising third quarter behind Curry, ended the third quarter up 99-84.

Curry’s dominant performance kept the momentum in Golden State’s favor. As the lead grew to more than 15 points, Golden State settled down, with Chris Paul leading the offense. In the fourth quarter, the Warriors were threatened by an explosion from Pachulia, but once again, Curry hit a clutch three-pointer to secure the win. It was a game dominated by Curry.