Slowly but surely the Warriors are getting back to being the Warriors. And it looks like Stephen Curry is getting back to be Stephen Curry.
The Warriors rebounded from an awful start and wound up blowing out the Milwaukee Bucks 117-92 on Saturday night at Oracle Arena. The Warriors have now won three consecutive games — after they had lost 5 of 7, their worst stretch of basketball in the Steve Kerr era.
The Warriors (55-14) are now 2.5 games ahead of the San Antonio Spurs, who lost to Memphis, in the battle for home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.
Curry had been shooting 26 percent from 3-point range in his past nine games. But he made 6-of-8 from beyond the arc against the Bucks, scoring 28 points in just 30 minutes. The Warriors got off to a bad start, falling behind 25-11 midway through the first quarter, but rectified that in a hurry with some terrific offense. Golden State shot 60 percent from the field, including 12-for-23 from 3-point range.
After a brutal travel stretch in which they played eight games in eight different cities, the Warriors have gotten well at hoe with wins over Philly, Orlando and Milwaukee. Now, they head back on the road for a back-to-back set against Oklahoma City and Dallas.
The Warriors got contributions from a lot of players, most notably Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green. Iguodala continued his inspired play of late, scoring 15 points on 6-for-10 from the field. Green had eight points, eight rebounds and 10 assists.
Green also did a terrific defensive job on Giannis Antetokounmpo, who entered the game averaging 23 points per game. Antetokounmpo had just nine points on 4-for-14 from the floor and never got comfortable.