‘Changed the Game’: Magic Johnson and NBA Stars React to Historic Performance by Warriors’ Stephen Curry

Published 04/20/2021, 1:53 AM EDT
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after a basket against the Portland Trail Blazers during the fourth quarter for a career-high 62 point game for Curry at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


When some players get going, it’s almost impossible to stop them, and the Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is one of them. Tonight, he continued his purple patch, leading his team to a win over the mighty Philadelphia 76ers.

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He scored a mammoth 49 points, and this included another three-point barrage. The 76ers defense was completely clueless against him and were unable to stop him. Curry’s colleagues, both current and former NBA stars, were off their seats watching him go to work. Many of them took to Twitter to praise this wonderful performance from Chef Curry.

Hall of Famer Magic Johnson knew who his MVP choice was following this masterclass. Knicks star Julius Randle was watching the game from home and was in shock. His teammate Imanuel Quickley just had one emoji to describe the performance, and that was the goat emoji.

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Curry’s teammate Eric Paschall called him the greatest shooter ever. Meanwhile, former NBA champion Jeremy Lin reiterated that Steph really changed the game while former Warriors star Matt Barnes said, “WITNESSING GREATNESS.”

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The Warriors have been extremely dependent on Curry this season. They were expecting Klay Thompson to help him out; however, a preseason injury damaged all hopes. But Curry didn’t lose heart and has not taken his foot off the gas even for a single game. Every time he steps on the court, he realizes how important he is to the Warriors and gives nothing short of his best.

Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; 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

Tonight was just another example of this. Facing the 76ers is a challenge because they are one of the best teams in the league and are led by MVP candidate Joel Embiid. Although 76ers didn’t have Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris tonight, the rest of the team was fit.

After scoring 20 points in the first half of 8-14 shooting, Curry went blank in the third quarter, shooting just 1-8. He made up for it in the fourth quarter, going berserk from downtown, shooting 5-5 from three. He scored 20 points in the final 12 minutes and was just a free throw miss away from scoring 50 points for the game.

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With this monumental effort, he led the Warriors to a statement 11 point win, and another step closer to playoff qualification. He is currently the hottest player in the league, and teams will be fearing a matchup with the Warriors anytime soon.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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