Kevin Garnett Compares Stephen Curry to Michael Jordan

by November 13, 2015

Prior to the Warriors-Timberwolves game Thursday night, Kevin Garnett was extremely complimentary of Stephen Curry, comparing the MVP to Michael Jordan in terms of their individual impacts on the game of basketball.

Curry then went out and hung 46 points on Minnesota in a 129-116 road win, the Dubs’ 10th consecutive victory.

The T-Pups knew they had absolutely no shot at slowing Steph down.

Per the Star Tribune:

Bringing Kevin Garnett back to a starting lineup that also includes fellow defensive specialist Tayshaun Prince, the Wolves fell behind 10-0, 46-28 and 97-76 by late in the third quarter before their reserves, led by 39-year-old point guard Andre Miller and 32-year-old Kevin Martin, got them back in the game with an 18-2 run that ended the third quarter and started the fourth. […] Three times, the Wolves pulled within five points but never got any closer. Curry again scored every which way, including a distant three-pointer he practically shot-putted after nearly losing control of the ball.


“It seems like when you’re up on him, he just shoots the ball from farther,” Wolves forward Shabazz Muhammad said. “That’s how it is. He looked like he was shooting it from half-court.” […] The league’s leading scorer with a 31.9-point average entering the game, Curry made eight three-pointers and scored 46 points on 15-for-25 shooting while teammates such as Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Harrison Barnes played their usual important supporting roles.


When it was all over, the Wolves had lost by 13 points, five fewer than the Warriors’ average margin of victory through their first nine games. When it was all over, Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell seemed to take some solace in that it took Curry’s 46 points and Green’s 23-point, 12-assist, eight-rebound game, among other contributions, to beat his team. […] “He’s such a special player in an unbelievable rhythm right now,” Martin said. “He’s a joy to watch but not a joy to play.”