WATCH: Warriors’ Stephen Curry Fools Knicks Defense with an Excellent Behind The Back Pass

Published 01/21/2021, 11:30 PM EST
Jan 8, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) returns to defense after a three point basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the third quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors host the New York Knicks tonight, coming off a two-game winning streak. They beat the Lakers first and then the Spurs, and the common theme in both of these games was the excellence of two-time MVP Stephen Curry.

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Tonight, he started the game with some saucy playmaking. He started the play by passing it to Draymond Green, who found him once again with an excellent find.

As he attracted three defenders, he made a quick and slick behind the back pass to Draymond. The former DPOY was wide open, and he buried the three with ease.

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Curry has built solid chemistry with Green over the years, and it showed in this play. He is also one of the best playmakers in the league, and this is just one of his masterpieces.

Stephen Curry: Best playmaking shooter in the league?

Most of the sharpshooters in the league focus majorly on their outside shooting and sometimes on defense. But Curry is one of the very few players who have mastered the art of both shooting and playmaking.

Curry has already established himself as the best shooter in NBA history. He is a game away from climbing to 2nd all-time on the three-pointers made leaderboard.

He also holds the record for most threes in a season with 402 in the 2015-16 season. His playstyle has also changed the league’s playstyle, and now threes are the way to go.

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Jan 20, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23), guard-forward Kent Bazemore (26) and forward Kevon Looney (5) after scoring a three point basket and foul against the San Antonio Spurs during the first quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

He also averages 6.3 assists this season and has been creating most of the chances for the Warriors this season. Draymond has also helped out in this department, and together, they are running the Warriors’ offense.

By the end of half-time, the Warriors were trailing by six points. Except for Curry and Andrew Wiggins, the Warriors were struggling to make their shots. The Knicks were not allowing the Warriors to play their usual game, and this allowed them to stay in the hunt for the win.

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In the second half, Curry and the Dubs need to pull their socks up and improve. Draymond had a soft ejection, so that piles on the pressure, as the Warriors aim to win their third game in a row.

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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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