In arguably one of the craziest games this season, the New York Knicks squeaked out a victory at home against the Golden State Warriors, while two players stood out and posted huge fantasy basketball numbers.
Stephen Curry and Tyson Chandler both had monster games for their teams and fantasy owners Wednesday night. While Chandler was extremely impressive, let’s start with the star of the game – Curry.
Unconscious doesn’t even begin to describe the young point guard’s shooting from beyond the arc. He was an astonishing 11 of 13 from 3-point land, and finished at 18 of 28 from the field plus 7 of 7 from the line to total 54 points. Even while he was scoring in bunches, he also managed to lead his team with seven assists and six rebounds.
With David Lee out, Curry took over and didn’t even sit on the bench, playing the entire 48 minutes.
If you watched him on Monday, you probably saw this coming. The 54 points he scored Wednesday are a career-high, and he has now hit 18 of his last 23 3-point shots. He is one of the hottest shooters in the league, and will continue to be as long as he is healthy.
If not for Curry’s monster game, Chandler would be the guy everyone is talking about tonight. The big man was unstoppable on the glass as he grabbed a career-high 28 rebounds, which is the second-most by anyone in a game this season behind 29 by Nikola Vucevic.
The 28 boards were also three more than the New Orleans Hornets had as a team Wednesday. It was the fourth time he grabbed at least 20 rebounds in a game this year, and he also scored 16 points with two steals and a block.
Chandler and Curry were by far the fantasy stars of the night.