Steph Curry is playing some of the best basketball of his life at the moment. And that very level of play helped lead his Golden State Warriors past the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night by a score of 107-96. The East’s best Sixers have had no answer for Curry’s 49 points as they succumbed to a rare home defeat. Joel Embiid was his usual productive self, albeit to a lesser degree, scoring 28 points while grabbing 13 rebounds and dishing out eight assists as well. He was attempting to carry his team, but there was just no way to stop Curry. He made 14 of his 28 shots from the field, including ten three-point efforts, accounting for just under half of his team’s total.
That’s outrageous play at any level of basketball, let alone in the most difficult league one can play in. Besides Embiid and Curry, only one other player had over 15 points in the game, showing just how tough it was to produce from the field on an evening where defense tended to rule. Curry now has scored north of 30 points in 11 consecutive outings and has crossed the 40-point barrier five times this month alone. Some are calling for him to be MVP now, but it’s going to be a difficult hill to climb as Nikola Jokic appears to have that one sewn up at this stage of the season. Still yet, what Curry is doing is simply incredible. It’s just a shame he doesn’t have much help around him at present.