Warriors guard Stephen Curry went out on Wednesday and played a round of golf outside Phoenix. Apparently, he shot a 75 at the Seville Golf and Country Club, in Gilbert, AZ.
Later in the day, Curry shot the lights out at Talking Stick Resort Arena downtown, leading the Warriors to a 120-111 win over the Suns. Curry finished with a game-high 42 points on a wonderful night of shooting: 15-for-26 from the field, including 8-for-13 from beyond the arc.
With the win, the Warriors (65-14) clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and throughout the NBA postseason. It is the first time in NBA history that a team has won 65 games in three consecutive years. Oh, and the win was their 13th straight.
Curry scored 23 points in the first quarter alone and had one stretch where he scored 19 consecutive points. He had 16 points in the game’s first six minutes, going 5-for-6 from the field and 4-for-4 from 3-point range.
The Warriors played without Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, both of whom got the game off.
The Warriors, of course, have put together this 13-game winning streak without Kevin Durant, who is rehabbing his injured left knee. After Durant was injured in Washington in late March, the Warriors lost 5 of their first seven without him, then embarked on this streak.
The better news for the Warriors is Durant is expected to return for Saturday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena.