Warriors peaking at the right time, Curry warns NBA rivals
The Golden State Warriors were back to their best in a 132-95 defeat of the Portland Trail Blazers, with Stephen Curry playing an instrumental role.
Stephen Curry aims to help the Golden State Warriors peak at the right moment after Thursday's 132-95 rout of the Portland Trail Blazers. Fresh from the All-Star break, where he hit 16 threes in a 50-point showing, Curry provided 14 assists and put up 18 points in Portland.
Steve Kerr's side had lost four of the previous five games, but Curry hopes the Warriors are set for a strong run leading into the playoffs. "I'm just trying to enjoy the process, I'm trying to peak at the right time with my guys," he said. "It's a strong start to the last home stretch and we've got to keep building. There's 22 games left where we've got to be our best selves come playoff time, and it's going to be nice to be back on that stage."
The dominant nature of the performance provided plenty of room for optimism for Curry, whose team shook off a slow start after trailing at the end of the first quarter. "I'm very encouraged," he said. "I thought defensively we asserted our will after the first quarter, really understood how to get stops and turn it into easy offense. Portland's different now but they still require your attention, they've got a couple of guys that can light it up."
Curry's display helped seven of his team-mates reach double-figure points tallies and coach Steve Kerr was thrilled with his star man. "Steph was brilliant," said Kerr. "I loved his patience and the way he ran the team. He played a beautiful game."