April 2: Raptors beat the Warriors by 53 points
April 14: Warriors beat the Thunder by 38 points
The Steph effect.
This isn’t usually a Warriors PR Burner Account, but tonight deserves it:
With 42 points, Stephen Curry has scored 40 points in back-to-back games for the first time since a 3-game 40-point streak from Feb. 24-27, 2016. It’s the first time a Warriors player has had consecutive 40-point games since Kevin Durant (3-straight) from Nov. 24-29, 2018.
Stephen Curry finished the third quarter with 25 points, his 30th career 20-point quarter (17 of those have come in the third quarter).
Stephen Curry has his second consecutive game with double-digit three-pointers (11-of-16 3FG), his 19th career game with double-digit threes. It’s the second time Curry has hit double-digit threes in back-to-back games in his career.
Stephen Curry has his eighth consecutive 30-point game (his 200th career 30-point game), becoming the first Warrior to score at least 30 points in eight-straight games since Rick Barry did so in 1966-67.
and one more
Stephen Curry hit 8-of-8 from the field (6-of-6 from three) in the 3rd quarter, the first Warrior to go an entire quarter without a miss on at least eight attempts since Klay Thompson hit all 13 of his shots (9-of-9 3FG) in his 37-point quarter on Jan. 23, 2015 vs. the Kings.
GSW plays OKC two more times this year. Not so good for the Tank Commander.
NOP is at 25-30 at the #11 spot, 2 games behind GSW. Between May 3 and May 14, GSW and NOP will face each other 3 times, so if they are still close in the standings, GSW-NOP would be a micro-play-in to the play-in.
I… hesitate to bring this up, but with Wiseman out (and Oubre out and/or possibly playing more within himself), we have to consider the possibility that GSW is actually a good team when Steph is on. And that means that if they go on a hot streak, they might actually catch DAL, which is #10 in the league overall (and #7 in the West). DAL is 29-24, so GSW is only 3 games behind them. If that happens, GSW will lose their 1st round draft pick this year.