Curry Catches Fire as Warriors Rout Blazers

Mar 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after scoring a basket against the New York Knicks during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

When Stephen Curry is on a roll, there’s no stopping him.

The All-Star snub had 39 points on 14/22 field goals, including seven 3-pointers as the Warriors dominated Portland 125-98.

The Warriors trailed early in the first quarter, but rallied to take a five point lead at the end of the period and never took the foot off the gas pedal.

Carl Landry, who finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds, scored seven consecutive points for the Warriors to push their lead to double-digits in the second quarter. Golden State took a 10-point lead into the break, and the game would never be as close again.

Curry put on a show in the third frame, knocking down back-to-back jumpers at the 3:00 mark, the latter of which came after a nifty behind-the-back move to push the lead to 20.

Despite having the big advantage, Curry still played 37 minutes, the most of any Warrior on the night.

Besides Curry and Landry, no other Warrior scored above 20 points, but they didn’t need to. Golden State shot a blistering 54 percent from the field and 45 percent on threes. They held Portland to just 38.4 percent shooting.

The Trail Blazers were led by Meyers Leonard with 22 points, while Oakland High product Damian Lillard had 16.

With the win, the Warriors maintain a 1.5-game lead over the Rockets for the sixth spot in the West with eight games remaining. Their magic number to clinch a playoff spot is down to five.

Topics: Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers

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