Curry’s Stellar Performance Leads Warriors to Victory Against Nets
On December 17th, Stephen Curry scored 37 points in total, with 16 of them coming in the last quarter. Klay Thompson made two important 3-pointers towards the end, helping the Golden State Warriors secure a 124-120 win against the Brooklyn Nets during the Saturday night game.
Thompson ended the game with 24 points, and four more players on the Warriors scored at least 10 points each. This performance helped the team break a three-game losing streak.
Cam Thomas scored the most points in the game with 41 for the Nets. In the last 1 minute and 28 seconds, the Nets had two chances to either tie or take the lead, but they ended up losing for the third time in four games during their five-game trip.
The Warriors were ahead by as much as 18 points in the first half, but the Nets made a strong comeback within the first 15 minutes of the second half. They managed to take the lead at 99-97 after Mikal Bridges made a 3-pointer.
With the Warriors behind 103-102 and less than 7 minutes remaining, Curry stepped up in a big way. He scored the next 12 points for Golden State, hitting five consecutive shots, including two 3-pointers. This impressive performance helped the team take a lead of 114-106.
After Curry’s contribution, Thompson took the spotlight and successfully made two 3-pointers. The second one extended the lead to 120-115 with 2 minutes and 54 seconds remaining before Brooklyn tried to make a comeback.
A 3-pointer from Royce O’Neale narrowed the game to a two-point difference with 2 minutes and 14 seconds remaining. The Nets had a turnover when they had the opportunity to tie the game. Spencer Dinwiddie then missed a 3-pointer that could have given Brooklyn the lead with 1 minute and 28 seconds left.
Following baskets from Curry and Nic Claxton, the Nets had another opportunity to tie the game. However, Bridges missed a driving layup, and Curry sealed the game’s scoring with a hoop inside with 17.1 seconds remaining.
Curry made 14 out of 22 shots in total, including 6 out of 8 3-pointers for the Warriors. Overall, the team successfully made 17 out of 32 attempts from beyond the arc.
Brandin Podziemski scored 19 points, Andrew Wiggins had 14, Dario Saric contributed 12, and Jonathan Kuminga added 10, all reaching double figures for the Warriors. Kevon Looney grabbed the most rebounds for the team with seven, and Chris Paul led in assists with 11.
Even though he fell six points short of his career-high, Thomas had an impressive performance, making 15 out of 24 shots overall and hitting 5 out of 13 three-point attempts.
Claxton scored 19 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, securing a double-double for the Nets. Dinwiddie contributed 16 points and recorded a game-high 14 assists, also achieving a double-double. Bridges finished the game with 18 points, Cam Johnson with 13, and O’Neale with 11.