New season, same result: the Golden State Warriors are still winning, and Stephen Curry continues to put on a dazzling show.
During the Dubs’ 95-87 preseason victory Monday night against the Toronto Raptors, Curry drilled a baseline three but made sure a teammate gave him dap before the ball splashed through the hoop.
The ultimate #StephGonnaSteph moment pic.twitter.com/okwTmPvAW2
— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) October 6, 2015
Thanks to #DubNation showing up strong tonight in San Jose. Crazy preseason game! Hope I didn’t foul anyone on the way in or out the arena!
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) October 6, 2015
Luke Walton earned his first coaching victory—which may be the strangest sentence ever written in NBA history—with Steve Kerr currently on leave.
Per the San Fran Chronicle:
Playing in front of a capacity crowd of 18,223 — many of whom lined up outside the arena 90 minutes before the doors to the SAP Center opened — the Warriors put on a show spanning the second and third quarters. […] “That was an amazing turnout for a preseason game,” said shooting guard Klay Thompson, who saw the droves of people outside when the team bus got to the arena. “It gave me the chills. It felt good to be back. It was awesome, man.”
During the stretch, the Warriors reeled off a 22-6 run and showcased the ball movement and spacing that makes their offense appear nearly unstoppable. On one sequence, Curry tossed an around-the-waist pass to Thompson in transition. He fired the ball to the left corner, where Draymond Green immediately skipped the ball back to the right wing for a wide-open Curry three-pointer. […] The crowd, which hadn’t seen a Warriors game in San Jose since Golden State defeated Portland 99-96 on Oct. 13, 2000, went bonkers. The Warriors played their entire home schedule in San Jose during 1996-97 while the Oakland Coliseum Arena underwent renovations.
Walton said he was going to pull the starters a couple of minutes after Curry fouled out at the 6:25 mark of the third quarter, having scored 14 points in 19 minutes. The point guard last fouled out in the 2014-15 exhibition opener, getting whistled for six fouls in 18 minutes. […] “It was disappointing, because no one wants to see than man on the bench. He’s such a showman. He’ll learn from it. He’s the best in the game,” Klay Thompson on Curry fouling out with 6:25 remaining in the third quarter.