WATCH: Warriors’ Stephen Curry’s Rare Heated Celebration After Overcoming Nuggets Defense

Published 04/24/2021, 12:58 AM EDT
Mar 17, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) looks on during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets tonight. It was a great team effort as the Warriors bounced back from their previous loss against the Wizards. The main factor behind their win tonight was the return to form for Stephen Curry.

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Despite a slow start with zero points in the first quarter, Curry picked up the pace later and had another 30 point game. As usual, it was a highlight reel game from him. He also looked very heated tonight, after the Nuggets players got away with multiple fouls on him.

Late in the fourth quarter, Curry executed a step back three perfectly, and was also fouled on the play by Facundo Campazzo. As he lay flat on the ground, Curry thumped his chest in anger and celebration. He stared down Campazzo as he got up before celebrating with his teammates.

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Campazzo had been defending Curry all night, unsuccessfully. His physical defense didn’t amuse Curry who made it a point to cook the Nuggets player on every play possible.

There is very little one can do to guard Curry, and Campazzo was trying his best. Despite that, Curry had 32 points while shooting 11-18 from the field.

Can Stephen Curry help the Warriors to sneak into the playoffs?

Tonight’s win was the Warriors‘ seventh win in 10 games. They had a couple of losses to the Wizards during this run and also a close loss against the Celtics.

But in their other games, Curry has gone ballistic while leading them to wins. This was their second win over the Nuggets in this run, which also includes wins over the 76ers and the Bucks.

Curry is almost averaging 40 points in these last 10 games. This insane form has helped the Warriors stay in contention for a play-in tournament spot.

Any other team wouldn’t stand much of a chance by being a ninth or tenth seeded play-in team. But the Warriors don’t care because they have Curry.

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A ninth or tenth seed team would have to win two consecutive games to qualify for the playoffs. If Curry has two crazy performances in those games, that will be enough to send the Warriors to the playoffs.

The Warriors will be keen to avoid the lottery for the second season in a row, as they slowly return to their best.

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Apr 21, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry dribbles the ball during a warmup prior to the Warriors’ game against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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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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