WATCH: Warriors’ Stephen Curry Slices Up The Spurs Defense with His Silky Handles

Published 01/20/2021, 10:51 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 have won seven games so far, and it has been a Stephen Curry show. Despite struggling throughout the last game against the Lakers, he came up clutch in the end and guaranteed the 19-point comeback win.

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Tonight against the San Antonio Spurs, he looks like he has already found his rhythm. Halfway through the first quarter, Curry dribbled the ball into the Spurs half-court, before slicing their defense apart exquisitely to finish at the rim.

He beat his first defender Dejounte Murray after a perfect screen from Draymond Green. Then he beat Keldon Johnson and LaMarcus Aldridge with some excellent ball handling. Finally, he tricked Devin Vassell with a fake pass before finishing with a layup. Throughout the years, Curry has proved he is one of the best ball handlers in the league, and this highlight justifies it perfectly.

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Can Stephen Curry lead the Warriors to back-to-back wins?

After two straight losses, the Warriors made a statement in their last game. They surprised the Lakers with a comeback win and broke their losing streak.

Despite not having their second-best player this season in Klay Thompson and also a weak rotation, the Warriors have managed seven wins so far.

Jan 8, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) on the bench with assistant coach Bruce Fraser during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Curry has played a huge part in those games and has refused to let the Warriors miss the playoffs for the second year in a row. Before this game, he was averaging 28.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game, a brilliant effort on his part. He can definitely shoot better, but he will slowly get there as the season goes.

Tonight, Curry looks on a mission as well. By the end of the first quarter, he had 10 points, while shooting 3-4 from the field, including 2-2 from three.

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Almost all of his plays have been highlight worthy so far, and the Warriors are just loving it. Similar to the previously mentioned play, he had another show of his silky handles. This time, the victim was Patty Mills, who had no chance of defending him.

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A common factor in both clips is the screens he is receiving. Playing pick and roll is the key to the Warriors’ success, and it looks like they have finally built chemistry. If they continue to play in sync like this, they will be a playoff team undoubtedly.

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Aaron Mathew

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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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