After leading the Golden State Warriors to a come-from-behind win over the Sixers, Stephen Curry dominated again against the Brooklyn Nets.
Stephen Curry – 39 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists
Steph Curry was the one that powered the Golden State Warriors comeback victory on Saturday against the 76ers, and his hand was still hot on Sunday. Without Kevin Durant, Curry was more aggressive and displayed the complete repertoire that helped rocket him into the superstar status he’s maintaining. There was a barrage of threes, but also a healthy dose of floaters and Curry wasn’t shy about putting his head down and going amongst the trees. Sans Durant, however, it was noticeably troublesome for Curry to get open looks, but that’s what happens when the NBA’s second-best player is on the sideline.
DeMar DeRozan – 33 points, eight rebounds, six assists
Not too long ago, there were some concerns with the Toronto Raptors. After DeRozan’s brilliant performance in their win over the Washington Wizards, Toronto is 6-1 over their last seven, compared to 5-4 to start the year. DeRozan’s looked better as the games wore on, and Sunday night was arguably the best we’ve seen him all year. He went deep into his bag and pulled out crafty moves that wowed us from last year, but he was also on the glass and has become a much better passer in recent weeks; over the last seven contests, DeRozan has five games with five or more assists. (Kyle Lowry’s also gotten his act together, and the Raptors are tied with the Detroit Pistons for the league’s fourth-best record.)
Myles Turner – 25 points, seven rebounds, four assists, four blocks
The Indiana Pacers have gotten incredible production from Victor Oladipo and Darren Collison, with Myles Turner being a quiet, yet reliable starting center. In the game against the Miami Heat, Turner was all over the place. He crashed the glass, protected the paint and, most importantly, was hitting shots from all over on offense. The three-ball was falling, but Turner was also operating as a dynamic screen-setter who buried a couple of 20-footers, which threw a wrench in Miami’s defense. From there, it was harder for them to control him on the perimeter and when rolling to the cup.
- Jimmy Butler – 26 points, 10 rebounds, five steals, four assists
- T.J. Warren – 27 points, seven rebounds
- Bojan Bogdanovic – 26 points, three rebounds, two assists
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