Curry Drops 53 On Nuggets As Murray Goes Down
If it wasn’t for the fact that the Golden State Warriors are only 26-28, there would be legitimate cases made for Steph Curry winning the MVP award. Even with them two games under .500, there will still be some that make that case. Monday night was yet another example of his importance to that team as they try and claw their way toward a play-in or playoff spot for this summer. Curry was magnificent against the Denver Nuggets, scoring 53 points in a 116-107 victory. That made it seven consecutive games in which he’s scored 30 points or more and it also meant he became the leading scorer in the history of the franchise as well. He did it by hitting 14 of 24 shots from the floor as well as sinking all but one of 16 free throws.
Nikola Jokic led the way for Denver, coming up two assists short of a triple-double as he recorded 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. In addition to the defeat, Denver also got bad news in the form of an injury to Jamal Murray. The guard went down with an apparent knee injury in the final minute of the contest, and it didn’t look good at all. Now, they will await the test results to see if they will be without one of their star men for the remainder of the season or not. If so, this is a team that, even with Jokic, will surely struggle to replicate their success in the bubble last season.