‘In Awe Watching Him Play’: Blazers’ Carmelo Anthony Explains Why Steph Curry Excels in the Current NBA

Published 03/04/2021, 10:30 AM EST
Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) in action during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Portland Trail Blazers won their 20th game of the season as they beat Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors 108-106. Despite an off-night for talisman Damian Lillard, players like Carmelo Anthony and Gary Trent Jr. chipped in on the offensive end.

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The Warriors, on the other hand, were heavily dependent on Steph Curry’s offensive display. The 31-year-old delivered scoring a game high 36 points, shooting 5 threes in the process.

Blazers’ veteran Carmelo Anthony talked about Curry and why the 30-year-old excels in the NBA. Melo said, “The way the game is now, this is his pace. He’s a focal point — he’s putting that team on his back”

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He’s still Steph Curry, and he’s out there sometimes, you’re in awe watching him play, the shots that he make, the shots that he take, it’s just great to watch”

Despite Curry’s heroics, the depleted Dubs’ support cast fell flat against the Blazers with only Andrew Wiggins, Damian Lee and Kent Bazemore scoring 10 or more points.

With their latest loss against the Blazers, the Warriors fell to the ninth seed in the Western Conference with a record of 19 wins and 17 losses. They play the Phoenix Suns tonight, before the All-Star break.

Can Steph Curry win his third MVP trophy this season?

The Golden State Warriors might look like a shadow of themselves, but if not for Steph Curry’s impeccable form this season, the Dubs wouldn’t have been anywhere near to contending for the playoffs.

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With their new look roster still adjusting to life in the Bay Area, Steph Curry has been handed the keys to the Dubs’ offense. The 32-year-old has embraced the role so far. In the 35 games he has played, he has averaged 29.7 points, 6.3 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game. He is the third best scorer in the NBA.

Mar 3, 2021; Portland, Oregon, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) hits a shot over Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) during the first quarter of the game at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

While Curry‘s form remains terrific, injuries and inconsistent form of the supporting cast hasn’t helped the Dubs, who have fallen to the ninth seed in the Conference.

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If he can repeat this form in the regular season and lead the Dubs to a playoff spot, he might be able to win his third MVP trophy this season.

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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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