The latest heroics from Stephen Curry are likely the only thing to be remembered from Thursday night’s surprisingly-feisty game in Orlando—the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors had to fight for a 130-114 win against the Magic—but it was second-year forward Aaron Gordon who threw down a dunk-of-the-year candidate.
Gordon took off from just a step inside the free-throw line, and Draymond Green wisely stepped out of the potential poster in the nick of time.
Afterwards, naturally, all anyone wanted to talk about was Steph and his 51-point performance.
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Curry scored 51 points, grabbed seven rebounds and delivered eight assists. […] “It’s one thing watching him, and then it’s another thing when you’re actually on the court with him playing,” Magic forward Aaron Gordon said. “I think just the rate that he makes 3s and how consistently he can do it throughout the entire game is incredible.”
All five Magic starters scored in double figures, led by Evan Fournier, who had 20 points. […] But Curry dominated. He made 20 of his 27 shots.
“That’s the first time I’ve gotten my butt whooped like that by one player,” Fournier said. “I had Kobe in my rookie year getting 40. But 51 is just on another level.”