NEW YORK -- After one of the most stunning performances of his brilliant career -- a 51-point night on 15-of-24 field-goal shooting, 11-of-16 from 3-point range and 10-of-10 from the free-throw line -- what can Stephen Curry possibly do for an encore?
That remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: There is no place better for an encore than Madison Square Garden, to which Curry's Warriors travel for a Friday night marquee matchup with the New York Knicks at 7:30 p.m.
Curry only needed three quarters to do his damage in a 144-122 home win over the Washington Wizards.
The Knicks needed all four quarters to manage just 87 points in a 23-point loss to Miami on Wednesday, connecting on just 12 of 33 3-pointers. Curry had one fewer in 17 fewer attempts.
"I don't even know how to describe what I witnessed tonight," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. "Amazing. Video game stuff."
Curry, who has topped 50 points in his career six times, downplayed his career performances.
"At the end of the day, it's just one of those nights you have so much fun playing the game," he said. "Taking some daring shots, trying to sustain it for as long as I'm out there on the floor. And what KD did in terms of his consistency was crazy. On the back end, too, Klay's finding his shot. We have fun doing what we do and everybody loves when everybody else is successful." >> Read more
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