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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Steph Curry was so hot his teammates treated him like a pitcher throwing a no-hitter

Steph Curry posted one of the best individual games in the NBA this season. The Warriors guard had an NBA season-high 54 points at Madison Square Garden Wednesday in a 109-105 loss to the New York Knicks.

Curry went 18-28 (64.3%), 11-13 (84.6%) on threes, and 7-7 at the free throw line to give him his career-high game. His 11 threes were a franchise record and one behind the NBA record shared by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.

Curry was so hot he says his teammates began treating him like a pitcher in the middle of a no-hitter.

“My teammates started jabbing at me. They were at my ear, treating me like a pitcher throwing a no-hitter, not trying to touch my right hand and all that funny stuff,” Curry said after the game, via the New York Post. “I knew I was knocking down shots. I knew it was a good night, but I didn’t know exactly what they meant. I was trying not to look at the scoreboard because you don’t want to jinx yourself or get too excited because we obviously had to get the win or try to get the win. But once my teammates started jabbing at me, I kind of realized.”

Curry also had 38 points on 14-20 shooting the night before (also a Warriors loss) to further cement his hot stretch.

The shot chart from Curry’s last two games tells a heck of a story:

Steph Curry shot chart

Memo to opposing defenses: You might want to get a hand in Curry’s face when he’s shooting from the right side.

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