Steph Curry is having another strong season for the Golden State Warriors, and has already received MVP consideration from current and former players. On Thursday, he once again made his case for potentially winning a third MVP award, finishing with a game-high 40 points in the Warriors’ 111-105 win over the Orlando Magic.
Curry knocked down 10 threes during the game, a record 17th time in his career that he pulled off such a feat. He shot 10-of-19 from beyond the arc and 14-of-26 on the field overall and added eight rebounds, five assists, and four steals in 37 minutes in the Warriors 14th win of the season. The three-time champion was clearly on fire against the Magic, and his teammates knew it.
One of them, forward Juan Toscano-Anderson, even celebrated and threw his towel in the air on the sidelines before one of Curry’s three-pointers in the fourth quarter splashed through the net. The 2nd-year man hilariously had to introduce himself after being labeled as ‘Steph’s teammate’.
Hi, I’m Steph’s teammate 🙋🏽♂️, my names Juan. https://t.co/Rmjv7rsI6E
— Juan Toscano Anderson (@juanonjuan10) February 12, 2021
Toscano-Anderson started against the Magic and finished with nine points, five rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a block in 21 minutes. Curry made sure to show his teammate some love for his social media clapback.
Talk to emmmmmmm Juan T! https://t.co/SZof7Fvp7t
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 12, 2021
The win moves Golden State’s record to 14-12, which gives them a hold of the eighth spot in the Western Conference. The Warriors next face the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, and it won’t be surprising to see Curry’s teammates dancing on the sidelines and celebrating again as soon as he launches another triple.