SFGATE columnist Drew Magary on Steph Curry making the unbelievable plausible
This won’t last. If you’re a Warriors fan, or just a fan of life in general, you know that there are still an undefined but very real number of Steph Curry games in history. Other than Tom Brady, you don’t see a great athlete play forever, which makes every great game they play more precious to your memory as the end of their careers looms on the horizon. Steph Curry can only play so long and at just 6ft 2 inches and 185 pounds his body can only take so much punishment, especially against a Celtics defense that’s almost impossible to wash off once on one.
That’s what made last night worth keeping in your bookmarks. Steph lost 43 points to Boston in a game that would have doomed Golden State had they lost, and he deserved every one of them. It’s not just because Steph does insane threesomes, but because he can drop them off while having about as much space as you have in an office elevator at 9am. There was never a guarantee that Steph would make it back to the finals given the injuries and defects that left both him and Golden State foraging in the wilderness, a wilderness they would never return from. And there’s no guarantee the Warriors will win THOSE Finals given how talented and annoyingly disciplined Boston is. But what is guaranteed is last night. This happened and it was freaking awesome.