With the Toronto Raptors’ loss Friday night to the Orlando Magic, the Golden State Warriors are the only team in the league right now that is undefeated (6-0). The Denver Nuggets visited them in Oakland on Friday and loss 104-119.
Steph Curry continued his MVP ways and lit the Nuggets up with 8 out of 16 threes. In total, he made 12-22 shots for 34 points, and added 10 assists, 7 rebounds, 1 block, and 3 steals to his stat sheet. Also, he only committed 1 turnover.
”I’m more experienced, I think I’m a better player than I was last year,” Curry said after having another great performance. ”That’s the mission, but a long way to go.”
But it wasn’t just Curry who had an outstanding game –all of the Warriors’ starters scored in double digits.
Draymond Green had a near triple-double with 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists. Klay Thompson also contributed to multiple areas in the box score, scoring 18 points, grabbing 6 rebounds, and dishing out 5 assists. Harrison Barnes scored 21 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. And Festus Ezeli, who played a little under 18 minutes, scored 16 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, and rejected 2 shots.
”I like our mentality right now,” Curry said. ”There’s nobody complacent in this locker room.”
Denver’s Danilo Gallinari shot well throughout the night and led the Nuggets in scoring with 25 points. Will Barton also played well, recording 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Gary Harris contributed 16 points.
The Golden State Warriors will head over to Sacramento on Saturday to face the Kings. Will they continue their streak? Share your thoughts below in the comments.
Other Fantastic Players:
- Orlando’s Victor Oladipo recorded 18 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals. He has been putting up these types of numbers on a consistent basis, so if he is still available, consider picking him up. The Magic beat the Raptors 92-87.
- Brooklyn’s Brook Lopez recorded 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Aside from the blocks, which he is averaging 1.7 per game, Lopez has been posting doubles-doubles or near it in his past four games (including tonight’s). And since it looks like he’ll be the main guy for the Nets this season, look for him to consistently post these types of numbers. The Nets loss to the Lakers 98-104.
- Cleveland’s LeBron James recorded 31 points and 13 assists. It’s LeBron, do you expect anything less from him? The Cavaliers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-102.
- Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded 20 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 block. Earlier this week, Antetokounmpo made a huge leap in the NBA Fantasy Big Board, jumping from 58 all the way up to 32. So, pick him up if you still can. The Bucks beat the New York Knicks 99-92.
- Indiana’s Paul George looks like he is getting back to his old self. He recorded 36 points (14-27), 12 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1 block. Though he won’t be putting these types of numbers on a regular basis, this performance will boost his confidence. So if you have him on your roster, things are looking good for you. The Pacers beat the Miami Heat 90-87.
- New Orleans’ Anthony Davis recorded 43 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 blocks. Like James, do you expect anything less from “The Brow?” The Pelicans loss to the Atlanta Hawks 115-121.
- Speaking of the Hawks, if you can, pick up as many of their starters as you possible because they are playing phenomenally. Just look at the box score from their game on Friday night.
- Detroit’s Andre Drummond continues to put up big numbers as he recorded 12 points and 17 rebounds Friday night against the Phoenix Suns. In addition, Reggie Jackson also played well, recording 23 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds, which closely resembles his season averages. The Pistons beat the Phoenix Suns 100-92.
- With Dwight Howard absent, Houston’s James Harden put up big numbers to lift the Rockets past the Sacramento Kings. He recorded 43 points, 13 assists, and 6 rebounds, but committed 7 turnovers. Howard was just resting Friday night and should return to the lineup next game, so don’t expect Harden to continue putting up such high numbers. The Rockets beat the Kings 116-110.