It’s good to see Stephen Curry back.
The Golden State Warriors are only 1-1 since his return, but Curry did everything on Monday night. And in the first quarter of last night’s game, he put up more points by himself (18) than the Atlanta Hawks (17) altogether. Additionally, he shot an efficient 10-of-17 en route to a 30-point night.
In other words, he’s back.
“Just be aggressive and pick up where I left off in the second half in Detroit,” Curry told ESPN’s Nick Friedell following the win. “Try to get my rhythm back. It’s nice to make a couple shots early. The way we played and how we were purposeful about the shots that we were trying to get. Set the tone defensively, as well. Trying to set the tone for the game. We needed a win on the road. We didn’t want to give them any life to start the game.”
On the season, Curry is averaging 29.4 points, 5.6 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. That has the Warriors at a 16-9 clip, good for fourth out West. That said, they’re only a game out of first place. The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers are currently all tied up atop the table. But one thing is clear: these aren’t the same old Warriors. They’ve been hurt by injuries all season long, which is exposing their lack of depth.
But if Curry is back to his normal, healthy self, then it’s only a matter of time until the Warriors are too. Up next, Curry and company visit the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night.