Somehow, Stephen Curry still has detractors.
For two days, Golden State guard Stephen Curry had to listen to former NBA players critique his game. From calling him just a perimeter player to saying he wouldn’t handle the tough defenses of previous eras was spouted throughout the media.
Stephen Curry had no clue how far from the hoop he was. He just knew it was time to shoot.
Curry’s 3-pointer, from beyond 30 feet with 0.6 of a second left in overtime, was his 12th, tying the single-game record. He also broke his own N.B.A. record for 3s in a season.
Trailing by 13 points midway through the fourth quarter, Utah cut the deficit to 96-94 with 15.6 seconds left, but a Joe Ingles 3-point attempt rimmed out at the buzzer.
Alex Len had 22 points and 16 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 111-106 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.
Thaddeus Young had 21 points and eight rebounds while Brook Lopez added 19 to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 98-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.
As the trade deadline approached, both Celtics coach Brad Stevens and his players were vocal about hoping their roster remained undisturbed after finding some chemistry that had been missing earlier in the season.
Andre Drummond posted his NBA-leading 50th double-double with 15 points and 17 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons built on a strong start from 3-point range to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-91 Saturday night.
Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 26 to lead the San Antonio Spurs to 104-94 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night, tying the mark as the seventh-fastest team in NBA history to reach 50 wins.
Damian Lillard scored 31 points and the Portland Trail Blazers won for the 16th time in 20 games, beating the short-handed Chicago Bulls 103-95 on Saturday night.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 30 points and 15 rebounds, Andrew Wiggins hit two free throws with 3.6 seconds left and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied to beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 112-110 on Saturday night.
Dwyane Wade’s recruiting pitch obviously worked on Joe Johnson.
The combination of his legend status, kaleidoscopic wardrobe and unique verbal stylings makes Walt Frazier a brand unto himself.
They all want to play here, right? They all love the Mecca and the Big Apple attention and the nightlife.