March 7, 2013
Fifty-four points. Eleven 3-pointers. Eleven for 13 from 3-point land, and 64 percent field goal shooting overall. One very, very pretty stroke.
If anyone doubted that Stephen Curry was one of the best shooters in the NBA, Wednesday night's game was a testament that they should think again.
The Celtics get the next look at Curry and the Warriors, on Friday night, and there's only one part of Wednesday night's game that they'd like to see repeated on their floor - Golden State's loss despite Curry's heroics. Celtics coach Doc Rivers knows just how dangerous Curry can be, and he was lending his expert opinion to Curry's status in the league as the matchup approached.
"The way he shot the ball and the shots he got, he's just a great shooter," Rivers said, according to The Boston Globe. "He's the best shooter in our league."
Rivers already had a defensive plan in place.
"Well, you foul him," he said when asked how to stop Curry. "When a guy gets in a zone like that, it's just h