Down by a basket Tuesday night to the lowly Orlando Magic, and a 9-game winning streak hanging in the balance, the Golden State Warriors gave the ball to Stephen Curry and asked him to save them.
Curry shook a back-pedaling Tobias Harris and created enough space to launch the game-winning three.
Steph’s heroics gave the Warriors a 98-97 win, and bolstered his case as an early-season MVP candidate.
Per the Mercury News:
The Warriors, to a man, admitted they were exceedingly lucky to beat the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night to preserve a winning streak that has now reached 10, one shy of tying the franchise record.
Curry, who was as listed as questionable with a left ankle sprain coming into the game, was unquestionably magical down the stretch, canning a pair of 3-pointers in a 9-0 run that brought the Warriors back from a 94-85 deficit with 4:05 left into a 93-all tie with 2:18 to go. Klay Thompson, who was also questionable with a right quad strain, actually hit the game-tying 3-point shot.
Did he know it was down when he left his hand? […] “Every shooter will tell you that unless it’s really bad, you have pretty high confidence that it’s going in,” said Curry, who led the Warriors with 22 points. “That was the case with that one.”