Warriors’ Klay Thompson and Draymond Green Laud Steph Curry For Becoming All-Time Assist Leader for Dubs

Published 03/16/2021, 1:01 AM EDT
Feb 13, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) passes the ball against the Brooklyn Nets in the third quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


Both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors came off of wins before entering this matchup. While the Warriors had a big win against the top team of the Western Conference, the Utah Jazz, the Lakers had an easy win against the Indiana Pacers. The Dubs proved that they can come out victorious even against elite teams, thanks to Steph Curry.

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This was probably the biggest hint for the Lakers to feel threatened. However, by the third quarter, the Lakers have a 20 point lead and are making the Warriors rethink who they’re actually up against. Even though it seems like the purple and gold will be the one adding the W to their tally, Steph Curry just created franchise history.

Steph Curry becomes All-time Assists leader for the Dubs

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Steph Curry is, undoubtedly, one of the greatest shooters the NBA has ever seen. But he has many other talents up his sleeves and one of them is being an incredible passer. In fact, he has also surpassed his franchise’s record in assists with the second pass he made against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The superstar was about to achieve this feat in their previous game against the Utah Jazz. However, he ended the night with 9 assists, which was one shy of being tied with Guy Rodgers. But there was no doubt that he would make up for it in his game against the Lakers. By the first quarter, he made a pass to rookie James Wiseman, who ended up driving into the paint and went for a layup.

Curry, who has achieved so much in his career until now, has many more accolades to add to his resume. Without him, there would have been no Warriors’ dynasty. Even Klay and Draymond Green sent their congratulations to Steph. Klay even called him, “The greatest Warriors of all time.”

Are the Warriors losing to the Lakers?

Entering the fourth quarter, the Lakers still have their lead intact. Although the Golden State Warriors have tried to lessen the gap, they still need lots of buckets to take over the Lakers.

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This win is of significance because the Warriors need as many wins as possible in the second half of the season. Unless they do that, their shot at a place in the playoffs seems bleak, let alone a shot at the title.

Golden State Warriors forward Kent Bazemore (26) and forward Juan Toscano-Anderson (95) and guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23) during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like the Warriors might just have to wait for their second star to make his return so that they can bring their dynasty back on track. While Steph has only shown that he gets better with every game, the only question that remains is: Will Klay be the same player he was before he tore his ACL?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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