Stephen Curry Crushes Mavericks’ Upset Attempt With Sick Game-Winner

Bryan Brandom
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If Stephen Curry is feeling any ill effects from an ankle-injury-induced 11-day layoff, flame-averse nets in NBA arenas should pray he never gets better.

The Golden State Warriors point guard continued to scorch in his second game back, nailing his second attempt of the game from a good 30 feet out against the Dallas Mavericks.

After dropping 38 points in just 26 minutes against the Memphis Grizzlies in his first game back, Curry lit up the Mavs for 32 points and eight dimes.

His sendoff to the Dallas crowd: a game-winning three-pointer. He made it look all too easy.

Just look at the anguish on Mavs fans’ faces as he annihilates dreams of an upset.

“Draymond [Green] set a great screen,” Curry said. “I caught Yogi [Ferrell] by surprise and was able to get to my spot and knock it down. I have confidence to take the shot and make it and finish the game.”

For his part, Kevin Durant contributed 25 points, 12 boards, six assists, four blocks, and one really awkward dance (thankfully set by The Ringer to “Take on Me”).

But Warriors head coach Steve Kerr wasn’t ready to say “A-ha” after the win, seeing as how the squad had surrendered 122 points to the team that ranks 20th in offensive rating.

“I liked Steph’s three at the end,” Kerr said. “The previous five, six, seven, eight plays maybe were an utter disaster. Completely mindless basketball. They made some big shots, but we were handing them the ball on a silver platter … We escaped. But it shouldn’t have been that hard.