It was raining Curry during the warmup session. Fans poured in the stands an hour before the game to watch the MVP. Curry sizzled the arena by shooting 5 trademark three-pointers from half-court during warmup.
Curry and the Golden State Warriors dominated the first half. But the Hawks didn’t submit and rallied back in the later stages to close in. Andrew Bogut rose to the occasion to prove defense does matter, as reported by Mercury News. The Warriors blew a 23-point lead but still escaped with a 102-92 win. Golden State notched up their 50th win to improve to 50-5.
Curry is eyeing another championship. Warriors eclipsed the mark set by Chicago Bulls with 50 wins and are chasing 72-10 record of Michael Jordan and company in 1995-96.
“Fifty wins is great,” Stephen Curry said after the game, according to Washington Post, “but we’ve got to keep plugging away and staying hungry, because nobody wants to talk about that in June.”
Curry’s brilliance and Steve Kerr’s reactions are revealed in this video.
Bogut had five block shots, three of which came in the pivotal final quarter. He led the Warriors to win by throwing down a lob from Draymond Green with 1:27 remaining, which took Golden State to a 98-86 lead. Defense steadied the ship for Warriors, and Stephen Curry reigned as MVP with game-high 36 points. Who could have stopped the Golden State from winning?
The Hawks came back triggering a wild third quarter but were reduced to only 17 points in the final.