‘Got Poked’: Warriors’ Stephen Curry Shows His Disappointment Despite Dropping 49 Points Against Sixers

Published 04/19/2021, 11:26 PM EDT
Feb 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates making a three point shot against the Dallas Mavericks during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


The Warriors are picking their lost momentum and they’re picking it exactly at a time when it was their last option to do so. They are now 6-2 in their last eight games, and the two losses they endured were also close shaves with victory. The hero of this turnaround has been none other than Stephen Curry, who is dropping MVP numbers every night without tiring himself.

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The baby-faced assassin is seemingly on a personal journey to get his team as far as he can while missing many pieces. He is dropping numbers that two players could easily combine for and still be proud of themselves. But is Curry satisfied with his form?

Steph Curry and his unimaginable demands from himself

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The 33-YO enjoyed a 49-point game against the Sixers, taking the Philly defenders by surprise with his inhuman skills. The almost unguardable player now has 54 three-pointers made in the last six games for the Warriors. This way, he has averaged a phenomenal nine three-pointers per game, and that has helped coach Kerr’s intentions big time. Still, something about the game at Wells Fargo Center turned Curry off.

In the post-game courtside interview, Steph Curry expressed, “I got poked in the eye, I missed that free throw… I know it was a gift at the end, but we played our butts off tonight. All the way through, obviously short-handed, we know they’ve got some guys missing too. But coming off a tough game in Boston, turn back and win a game like we did tonight with the start that we had was huge. Everybody contributed, you know how tough Joel is, it was a fun game for us.”

Those words from the three-time champion explained the bar he has set for himself and that nothing but a flawless game can impress him.

Can the Warriors make it big from here?

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The Bay Area is playing without star rookie James Wiseman, who is out for the season after tearing his right meniscus. Plus, power forward Eric Paschall (hip) and small forward Juan Toscano-Anderson (contusion) also missed the game. Still, the Warriors were able to lock the EC toppers in the second half.

They restricted Joel Embiid to just 38.1% from the field and Steph’s threes over his brother Seth did the rest of the damage. Andrew Wiggins and Damion Lee played a great supporting role for GSW, and their defense work helped close the victory. 

If the Warriors continue the same way in the coming fortnight, they can climb from the current #9 to #7, to say the least.

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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