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Top 5 Stephen Curry Performances of the Golden State Warriors Season

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Top 5 Stephen Curry Games of the Season

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Stephen Curry has been a breakout star in the NBA this season, on his way to leading the Golden State Warriors to a rare playoff appearance. On the season he is averaging 22.6 points, 6.8 assists and 4.0 rebounds, but since the All-Star break he has been better than ever and seems to be adding to his arsenal every game. Since the break, Curry has averaged 26.2 points and 7.1 assists while shooting a scorching 45 percent from beyond the arc and leading the league in made three-pointers.

Curry has been one of the most consistent players in the league over the second half, carrying the Warriors down the stretch during times when All-Star David Lee and Sixth Man Jarrett Jack were struggling at the offensive end. He has a knack for being clutch and coming up big in important games, such as his 54-point outburst on the national stage in Madison Square Garden. Curry has also shown improvements at the defensive end, shutting down some of the premier guards in the league. He is growing up right in front of our eyes and has become one of the most exciting players in the league.

Curry has played in 70 of the Warriors 74 games this season, overcoming many ankle injuries, surgeries and set backs. With a healthy Curry, Golden State now finds themselves in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race. At just 25 years old, Curry still has a long, promising career ahead of him. He has made the Warriors successful both on and off the court, leading by example, and the Warriors are FINALLY a marketable franchise again.

Here are Curry's top five performances of the year so far.

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5. Curry Shines Back Home

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On Dec. 12, 2012, Steph Curry put on a display in front of his family and friends in his home town of Charlotte, North Carolina. He scored 27 points while dishing out seven assists, grabbing seven rebounds and leading the Warriors to a 104-96 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats, with his father Dell Curry court side announcing the game.

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4. Curry Explodes for 39

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On March 30, 2013, the Steph Curry lead Warriors destroyed the visiting Portland Trail Blazers 125-98. Curry knocked down seven three-pointers, finishing with 39 points, six assists and five rebounds on the night while holding Rookie of the Year candidate and Oakland native Damian Lillard to just 16 points.

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3. Curry Dominates the Clips

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On Jan. 2, 2013, the Warriors kicked off the New Year in style with a 115-94 win over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers. Curry was 6-8 from beyond the arc, finishing with 31 points, eight assists and six rebounds against one of the best defenders in the league in Chris Paul.

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2. Curry Drops 31, Shuts Down Westbrook

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On Jan. 23, 2013, the reigning Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City Thunder and their point guard Russell Westbrook were picked apart by Curry all night in route to a 104-99 Warriors win. Curry shut down Westbrook, holding him to just 10 points on 3-16 shooting. Curry finished with 31 points and seven assists, bringing the home Oracle Arena crowd to their feet.

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1. Curry Puts on a Show at The Garden

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A night after knocking down seven threes and 38 points in Indiana, Curry put on what is arguably the best performance of the NBA season on Feb. 27, 2013, against the New York Knicks in the greatest arena in the world, Madison Square Garden.

Curry was in what Warriors television announcer Bob Fitzgerald refers to as "human torch mode", knocking down 11 three-pointers on his way to scoring an NBA season high 54 points along with seven assists and six rebounds. The Warriors lost the contest, however, 109-95.

You can follow Rich Peters on twitter @Tricky_Roma.