Warriors Archive: Curry Drops 22 in Third Quarter for Playoff Win Against Nuggets

Stephen Curry Drops 22 of His 31 Points in Third Quarter of Playoff Game Win

Warriors Archive: The Making of a Champion, presented by HPE, continued with a look back at Stephen Curry's clutch playoff performance against the Nuggets at Warriors Ground on Apr. 28, 2013. The game was shown in its entirety on the Warriors’ Facebook page (available in the Bay Area only).

The Warriors were in the NBA Playoffs for the first time since the We Believe team in 2007. They had a 2-1 series lead in their first round series with the Nuggets, but Stephen Curry was playing on a sprained left ankle and he struggled in the first half. But the tide turned in the third quarter, and Curry caught fire. He scored 19 of his 22 third quarter points in the final 4:22 of the period, including a scintillating four 3-pointers, and the Warriors took a 3-1 series lead with a 115-101 win over Denver.

Nuggets broadcaster Scott Hastings joined the Warriors' Tim Roye to discuss Curry's ability to change the momentum of a game when he heats up, and how the 2013 playoff series foreshadowed what was to come in the Dubs' five consecutive NBA Finals appearances.

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