WATCH: Paul George Instantly Regrets Challenging Stephen Curry to Shoot From the Logo

Published 10/22/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
October 21, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the basketball against LA Clippers guard Paul George (13) during the first quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


The LA Clippers finally opened up their season against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors tonight. Given the performance the Warriors were coming off of, they were expected to dominate the Clippers who were in a massive injury crisis.

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But the game turned out to be an incredible back-and-forth contest. While the Warriors did take a massive 17 point lead after the first quarter, the Clippers made a solid comeback and led the game by a scoreline of 67-66.

Given how the battle was, the Clippers vs Warriors game became an instant classic. But at the end Stephen Curry came out at the top as he scored six points in the final minute of the game and led the Dubs to a 115-113 win.

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Stephen Curry silences Paul George and LA Clippers in style

While PG13 and Steph battled it out in the Clippers’ season opener, Curry definitely balled out in the game as he scored a massive 45 points. 25 of his points came in the first quarter itself where Steph was near perfect from the field as well.

Not only that, Curry also got the best out of his duel with Paul George. During the game, George challenged Steph to shoot from the logo. “I give you one, you give me one. I’m from the logo with it.”

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Minutes later, the 2-time MVP silenced PG and the Clippers as he scored a butter three pointer from the logo itself. While the last three quarter for Curry were fairly quiet in comparison to the first quarter, a clutch three pointers and three free throws meant that Curry closed the deal for the Warriors.

With a 2-0 start to their season, the Warriors look like a formidable unit so far. Be it their incredible bench unit or the smart signings they have made, Curry and Co. look convincing and although it’s very early, the Dubs could be dark horse contenders this season.

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The 6-time All-Star was absolutely phenomenal last season and had one of his best seasons till date. If Steph can post similar numbers this season and lead the Warriors to a playoff spot, a third MVP trophy might be on the cards.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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