Stephen Curry hit 11 three-pointers en route to a season-high 51 points in just three quarters of work Wednesday night.
Curry’s explosion led the Golden State Warriors to a 144-122 rout against the Washington Wizards, who left town simply shaking their heads at what they’d witnessed.
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) October 25, 2018
Kevin Durant added 30 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the defending NBA champs.
Per the AP:
“It was a joy to be on the same court with that, that was sick,” Kevin Durant said.
[Steve] Kerr insists Curry is stronger than ever and “at his physical and mental peak.”
“He’s got a great life, doesn’t he?” Kerr said. “I just think that part of what makes Steph great is who he is as a person and what his life is about. He loves life. He takes so much joy out of every single day,” Kerr said. ”… Steph has a joy about him that I think everyone in the building can see and feel, so he brings that and I think you talk about wanting people to have a balanced life and how powerful that can be. I think he’s a prime example of that.”
Curry scored 31 in the first half, finished with his sixth career 50-point game and made 10 or more 3s for the 10th time. The 51 points matched his most at Oracle Arena.
“I definitely expect it, I expect it every year,” Curry said. “I don’t wake up when I do in the summers and put all those hours in just to show up during the season with no confidence and no kind of rhythm. This summer for a lot of different reasons it was a great kind of consistent approach to what I was trying to get out of my training and things like that. Had I started off cold, I would have had the same confidence because of the work that I put in and things would have hopefully turned around. The way that I started, I just want to keep going and not change what I’m doing.”