What Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is doing this April is simply amazing.
Even though the Golden State Warriors are only clinging to the playoff lives at this point, superstar point guard Stephen Curry is doing everything in his power to keep his franchise afloat.
Golden State boasts a .500 record at 29-29 entering the Warriors’ next game on Wednesday night vs. the lowly Washington Wizards. This mark is good enough for ninth place in the Western Conference, which would guarantee Golden State a spot in the play-in portion of the 2021 NBA playoffs. Though this is not a championship-caliber team, Curry is back to playing at an elite level.
In 10 April games, Curry is averaging 40.7 points per game on 55-50-91 shooting, including an absolutely blistering mark of 72-of-143 from beyond the arc.
Stephen Curry will have to keep carrying the 2020-21 Golden State Warriors
Long gone are the days of Golden State being a dynasty. Kevin Durant leaving for the Brooklyn Nets in free agency, as well as Curry and Klay Thompson suffering myriad injuries, have the Warriors where they stand currently. With that in mind, Golden State does have a superstar player who is more than capable of getting the Warriors to the playoffs, maybe even winning a series.
Unfortunately, basketball is a team sport and Curry does not have the supporting cast to win big this summer. With No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman out of for the season, even more of the burden falls on Curry, Draymond Green and the rest of Golden State to pick up the slack. Golden State should make the play-in portion, but anything beyond a first-round series victory is gravy.
Curry’s crazy April may not be sustainable, but it sure has been fun to watch him play this month.