In the breakout career performance, Curry put up 54 points of offense knocking down 11-of-13 three point attempts.
Curry’s week has been eventful as he was last seen being used as rag doll when been thrown around in the Warriors tussle with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.
That incident left them without their big man David Lee who was serving out a one-game suspension on Wednesday.
Lee’s absence sparked Curry’s offensive watershed.
By the default of the Warriors were forced to lean on Curry for points.
In defeat, it was ironically enough a turnover by Lee that may have cost them the game.
With a one-point advantage deep in the fourth, Lee attempted an awkward pass that was swallowed whole by New York’s Iman Shumpert.
The turn around resulted in a Carmelo Anthony go-ahead three pointer.
Later with less than two minutes remaining, Raymond Felton stared down and blocked a Curry jumper that sealed the game in New York’s favor.
Curry told ESPN that he was comfortable all night.
“I felt good all night. Obviously played the whole game, so was just trying to keep my legs underneath me on the offensive end, and you know, just stick to the game on the defensive end,” Curry said. “Once I started seeing that 3-ball go down in transition, all sorts of spots on the floor, I knew it was going to be a good night.”
Though the Warriors lost, now that Curry has snatched the league’s’ best scoring performance of the year from Kevin Durant, new possibilities may have just revealed themselves.
With Lee back in the lineup, Golden State knows that they can bang inside and make it rain from the perimeter with equal force.
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