The Golden State Warriors ended their long two game losing streak with a 112-105 win against the New York Knicks Sunday afternoon in Madison Square Garden. Stephen Curry, for the moment, broke out of his shooting slump going 11-24 from the field and scoring thirty-one points while dishing out six assists and grabbing eight rebounds. Klay Thompson added in twenty-nine points of his own as the Splash Brothers combined to score sixty points in the game. Draymond Green added in thirteen points, seven rebounds, and four assists of his own.
The takeaway from this game is the Warriors ended their two game losing streak, but their play was still very “un-Warrior” like basketball. The team jumped out to an early twelve point lead in the first quarter, but the New York Knicks countered with a 17-0 run of their own during the second quarter. The Warriors could not buy a shot during that long by the New York Knicks going almost five minutes without a basket. They found themselves trailing the Knicks, 50-49, going into halftime. in the second half, Stephen Curry came alive. Curry scored fifteen points on 6-8 shooting from the field. An interesting video came through the broadcast as it showed Steve Kerr having a very heart-felt conversation with Curry during a timeout, reassuring him that even if the stats are showing you are having a bad game, you are still having a great impact on the team with you just being on the court. Kerr ended the conversation by saying “Carry on my son.” as Curry left to go back on the court. The Golden State Warriors head to Atlanta tonight to take on the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Tip off is at 5 p.m.PT/8 p.m.ET on CSN Bay Area.