Look, if you thought I was above such a simple and obvious pun, you were wrong. But it’s okay because I actually like curry (the food) and believe there is no such thing as bad tasting curry unless you actually try. Now on the other hand, perhaps the same cannot be said of one Steph Curry who went on to have a pretty spectacular night… spectacularly bad that is which, you know, is technically a form of spectacular, so there’s that. But for a talent like Steph, it does make you raise an eyebrow (especially if you’re Spock) when you see a stat line that involves 3/17 shooting and just 1/10 from beyond the arch. Despite the Warriors win over the Heat, there is some concern with Curry’s shot lately and after last night’s attempt at becoming a certified mason (the brick-layer, not Washington’s religion!), it’s hard not to at least consider the idea that something may be just a bit off. And then you also might have to consider the idea of is he just playing terrible or shooting terrible. While the former would be a bit more obvious, I’m still willing to think it’s the latter as while wonky, he was still at +0 after missing 17 shots, which I’m still trying to figure out how you do. At the very least, with a line like 9/3/10 on the night, we can see he makes a fine Draymond Green impersonator. Which is probably not what you want from a potential MVP, but I’m sure Green doesn’t mind. Here’s what else I saw last night…
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Joel Embiid – 31 PTS, 12-20 FG, 1-2 3PT, 15 REB, 10 AST, 6 TO. No joke here, sometimes Embiid is just scary good. I mean, this line was in just 29 minutes…
Furkan Korkmaz – 24 PTS, 8-14 FG, 3-8 3PT, 11 REB, 6 AST. If you ask me what, who, or why Korkmaz is, I’d warn that Disney is about to Copyright infringe your face. I would also have no idea how to answer you, he just seems like a dude who can just randomly throw up 20+ points and then stay unplaying for a week at a time.
Kyle Kuzma – 36 PTS, 13-26 FG, 6-11 3PT, 14 REB, 6 AST, 5 TO. In the post-game interview, Kuz dropped his mic with his “I got that championship DNA” while I’m just pleased that he’s helping keep the Wizards above .500. Is it just me, or is he just even more super clutch this season?
Ja Morant – 36 PTS, 14-22 FG, 2-4 3PT, 6 REB, 8 AST, 3 TO. Ja Morant proves you can be both a very bad bad man, yet a very good man. I would have said good-good but it sounded awkward, and being a writer of my character, we definitely wouldn’t want that.
Saddiq Bey – 34 PTS, 12-22 FG, 8-13 3PT, 8 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 1 TO. Bey is averaging 25/9/3 on 44/56/93 percentage splits the past 10 games. Coincidence this is around the time he started wearing a headband?
Herb Jones – 11 PTS, 4-8 FG, 5 REB, 1 AST, 4 STL, 1 BLK, 2 TO. Despite the “okay” line, Jones has been a great addition to the Pelicans. Shame too, because if it was a Zion, Ingram and Jones running the floor together, no doubt this would be a playoff team.
Luka Doncic – 21 PTS, 7-18 FG, 8 REB, 15 AST, 4 STL, 3 TO. Probably the league leader in “almost a triple-double”.
Trae Young – 56 PTS, 17-26 FG, 7-12 3PT, 4 REB, 14 AST, 4 TO. On one hand, the 56 points is a career high for Young (50 previously), on the other, it was against the Trail Bazers, so should it actually count?
Eric Bledsoe – 1 PT. 0-3 FG, 0-3 3PT, 3 REB, 5 AST, 6 TO. This was in 22 minutes as a starter. WTF?
Jay is a longtime Razzball everything who consumes an egregious amount of Makers Mark as a vehicle to gain wisdom and augment his natural glow. Living in the D.C. area, he also likes spending time visiting the local parks and feeding lettuce to any turtles he encounters, including Mitch McConnell. You can follow him on Twitter @jaywrong.