The Warriors are having some trouble on the road against the top of the Eastern Conference, but Stephen Curry has not gotten that memo. The star guard will be looking to follow up a record-setting performance when the Warriors visit the Boston Celtics today.
Curry scored an NBA season-high 54 points and buried a franchise-record 11 3-pointers in a 109-105 loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday. Curry did everything against the Knicks, handing out seven assists and grabbing six rebounds and three steals.
But Golden State did not quite have enough to get by New York at the end, with All-Star David Lee sitting out due to a one-game suspension for an altercation in the previous game.
Curry’s performance, along with the 38 points he scored the previous night in a loss to the Indiana Pacers, managed to keep Golden State in each of the last two games before the team fell just short.
The Celtics, like the Pacers and Knicks, are a playoff contender from the East but do not have the interior strength of the Warriors’ last two opponents. Boston can throw strong perimeter defenders like Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee at Curry, forcing Golden State to look to a well-rested Lee on the inside.
As impressive as Curry has been in the last two games, the Warriors have slipped further away from Denver in the No. 5 spot in the West.
Golden State is 1-7 in its last eight road games, with the lone victory coming by one point against the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves.