'Fired me up': Steph Curry goes off after technical, finishes with 33 points as Warriors win
Do not make Stephen Curry angry.
That’s somehow a scarier version of the two-time MVP, and the Los Angeles Clippers found out the hard way Sunday during the Golden State Warriors‘ 105-90 victory as the first-place Warriors moved to 18-2 to start the season.
Curry finished with 33 points, 13 coming in the fourth quarter, and he became fired up early in the frame after a drive on the Clippers’ Terance Mann, who appeared to foul him.
No whistle came, however, and an irate Curry picked up a technical instead.
“I thought I got fouled, so I let my emotions go,” Curry said after the game, via ESPN. “And definitely fired me up, fired our team up – you have to be able to direct that energy into just putting the ball in the basket, obviously, after that.”
“It was as upset as I’ve seen Steph in a long time,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters. “And it was as upset as I’ve been in a long time, too. It’s kind of a miracle that I didn’t get a technical, but it seemed to get him going.
“Whatever it takes, I guess.”
To prove his point, Curry celebrated a made 3-pointer from the left wing four minutes later with a dramatic technical foul reenactment before soaring toward the Golden State bench before a timeout.
Curry upped his scoring average this season to 28.6 points, and the Warriors have won seven straight.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Steph Curry fuels Warriors with technical foul celebration after three
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