Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry’s performance in every game that the Warriors is in had a long-lasting and winning impact, as he erupted for 41 points in their match against New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. With the record of 123-108 in favor of the Warriors, Curry’s power shots had helped the Warriors to leave the court victorious.
Unfortunately for the Pelicans, their hopes to play in the playoff had faded. The Pelican’s defeat means that they are set to outside the play-in places with four games adrift of the Spurs.
Meanwhile, Curry’s performance would eventually make him a good candidate and front-runner for NBA Most Valuable Player, since it’s his 9th time to make a 40-point game in a single season and his 47th time in his entire career.
During an interview, Stephen Curry shared that he’s playing with confidence, so he has to sustain his focus on the game. He’s also glad that he’s serving his purpose for the team. Their consistent performance to lead the Warriors from the first quarter up to the last, immensely helped them to maintain their momentum throughout the game offensively.
Apart from Curry’s performance, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green are a big help to finish the game victorious. Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy noted that the major factor why the Pelicans lost is because of their sluggish performance during the first quarter. Although the Pelicans fought their way in the second quarter, it is still impossible for them to beat the Warriors, as they already make a huge advantage during the first quarter.