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Stephen Curry picks up the pace with 40 points against Houston

Is Stephen Curry back? Rather, it has never left. The Warriors guard has had a difficult January in which his classic offensive success gave way to erratic performances. Such a streak provoked criticism of his game despite the fact that weeks before he was designated as the favorite for the MVP. Last night, in Houston, it was just that Curry who had dazzled everyone since the beginning of the course back in October.

The Warriors guard completed a fantastic performance of 40 points (21 in the fourth quarter) with a 7 of 14 triples, also adding nine assists. After the match, with a 108-122 victory for the Warriors (sixth in a row), the two-time MVP was questioned about the bad time he had had.

“It is the gift and curse of the bar you have set. You get all the praise when things are going well and it’s obviously something to talk about when I don’t quite reach that level. The comment doesn’t bother. When I walk off the court I am the first to judge the way I played. I try to deal with the frustration when that happens over an extended period of time,” he explains.

Although the Rockets could be seen as a minor rival, the reality is that they put the victory expensive for Golden State. With five minutes to go, the Californians won by just four points. It was then that Curry dealt the final blow to the match. By the way, the 21 points he got in the last period is the highest mark of his career.

“We’ve seen Steph do this a million times. It had to happen even though it’s been a couple of bad weeks or whatever. It’s not surprising, but it’s fun to watch… He breaks free and does a match like this,” explains Steve Kerr, head coach of the team.

Along with Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins stood out. The brand new All-Star 2022 starter signed a complete performance of 23 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Klay Thompson for his part stayed at 14 points.

Houston, four straight losses

The Rockets continue to suffer. With last night they are four consecutive games without knowing the victory to be last in the Western Conference with 14-37. Against Golden State Christian Wood had a good game with a double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds, while Kevin Porter Jr. had 17 points and 11 assists. Rookie Jalen Green, for his part, continues to have problems and did not exceed 10 points with 2 of 9 shooting from the field. Despite everything, Stephen Silas got a positive reading.

“There were very, very few times where I felt like we weren’t playing hard and very, very few times where I felt like we hadn’t put up a fight in every action. Our character and our value appear almost every night, “says the head coach of the Texas.

(Photograph ofand Kavin Mistry/Getty Images)

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