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Stephen Curry scored a game-high 39 points in the Golden State Warriors' 136-111 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. He made 13 of his 21 shots from the field, including nine of his 13 3-point attempts — his sixth game with nine or more triples this season; before this year, nobody else had ever had more than two in one campaign — to lead the Warriors to their 69th victory, putting them just four wins away from topping the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' all-time record for most wins in a season.
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And yet, none of those nine long balls represented Curry's best shot of Sunday. Check out Curry's blind towel toss at the 50-second mark of the video below:
That's right: out of the corner of his eye, Steph saw teammate Draymond Green creeping up behind him. Green — who notched his 13th triple-double of the season in the win, with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, plus three blocks and two steals — had his sights set on hitting Curry with yet another unwelcome postgame cooldown.
Unfortunately for him, Curry had his sights set on a pre-emptive strike, and when you're locked into the kind of groove Steph's been in all season long, you don't need to spot your target to deliver a terrycloth disarmament. I'm not going to say this is more impressive than hitting an NBA-record 378 3-pointers — and counting — but it's certainly in keeping with Steph's rise as the NBA's preeminent Vine celebrity.
Yeah, he's got skills. What are you going to do about it, Draymond?
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