The Golden State Warriors would probably get most people’s vote as the surprise team in the NBA this season. With little-to-no expectations coming into the season, the Warriors are 40-31 and are poised to make the playoffs. There’s no doubt that their leader in this surprisingly successful season has been their point guard, Stephen Curry.
Curry is undoubtedly having the most prolific season of his young career. He’s averaging 22.4 points, 6.6 assists, 1.6 steals and four rebounds per game and is shooting 45 percent from the field and an astounding 45.8 percent from three point range.
His numbers have somehow been even better in the month of March than his impressive season averages. For this month he has averaged 24.4 points, 7.1 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. He’s also maintained his efficiency, shooting 46 percent from the floor and 45.2 percent from long range. Curry has led the offense of Golden State with both his elite shooting ability and his ability to facilitate the offense this month and for the entire year.
As the Warriors get ready to square off with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night, Curry is set to have a big game. Curry has already shown this season that he thrives in big games and in big moments with his 54-point performance against the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden on national television.
Not only will the eyes of NBA fans be fixated on him again on Monday, but he will also be facing one of the worst defensive point guards in the league in Steve Nash. On top of that the Lakers as a whole aren’t the soundest defensive bunch, either. It seems like everything is set for Curry to deliver another ridiculous performance on Monday and Curry has proven before that he delivers most of the time in these situations.