Game 1 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Warriors and the Clippers had a little bit of everything: trash-talk, technicals, ejections and plenty of turnovers.
There was a combined 38 turnovers (21 committed by the Warriors). And then there was the chippiness instigated by Clippers’ guard Patrick Beverley. Despite all of the shenanigans, that were expected, one thing was crystal clear Saturday night at Oracle Arena: Stephen Curry is still one of the best basketball players roaming planet earth.
As the Warriors took a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven series with a 121-104 win, Curry let the game come to him, and damn near messed around and got a triple-double.
Curry finished with 38 points, a playoff career-high 15 rebounds, and seven assists. He also passed Ray Allen for the most three-point field goals (386) in NBA playoff history. Curry now stands alone with a record he’ll have for a long time.
Curry, coming off of a Magic Johnson-like first quarter (six points, six assists, and four rebounds), took over the game in the second quarter with 14 points. He also shifted control back over to the Warriors, and turned Oracle Arena into a Travis Scott concert. Things get wild after a Curry flurry.