News – US – Steph Currys 37 points, full lineup lifts Warriors above Knicks


With their full starting grid available for the first time in three weeks, the Warriors defeated the New York Knicks, 114-106, Tuesday night in front of a socially distant crowd at Madison Square Garden

Stephen Curry had 37 points – including 26 in the second half – on his return from an absence from a game.The Centers James Wiseman and Kevon Looney, both available for the first time in 10 games, helped the defense to stabilize the warrior and provide the much-needed size

Suffering from a sprained ankle in his first second leg on February 2, Looney showed why the Warriors (17-15) consider him a fundamental part of the list, setting the tone with strong screens, timely passes and reliable defenses

“Loon just ties things together,” said head coach Steve Kerr. “You set him up and he keeps making the right game”

Along with Curry, Looney (two points, six rebounds and four assists) helped the Warriors to a 13-point lead, 6:12 in the third quarter, it seemed like Golden State had taken control of the game, but one offensive drought allowed the Knicks to end the game within four minutes in the fourth quarter

After missing the lead in the second half of the last two games, Golden State risked losing three times in a row for the first time this season.But the Warriors’ starters beat the Knicks 17-12 on the track, to complete the win Currys wraparound pass leading to a Kelly Oubre Jr Dunk and his five free throws in the last 30 seconds bowed to victory

The Knicks (15-17) were controlled by the newly minted All-Star Julius Randle (25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists) and point guard Elfrid Payton, who finished with 20 points and four assists

The Defense of the Golden State kept New York on 396% shot and scored 13 points on 15 Knicks turnovers. On the offensive, the Warriors shot 449% overall and assisted on 30 of their 40 field targets

Wiseman is playing in a Jan for the first time since his left wrist sprain 30 loss to the Butts, had 14 points on 6-of-9. Draymond Green finished with seven points, 12 assists and nine rebounds. Oubre added 19 points and Andrew Wiggins went to 16

This was a major win for a Warrior team that has struggled in recent crunch situations in the Saturday night loss at Charlotte, the Hornets were able to score four points in the final 9 with the knockout of Draymond Green in 3 seconds and steal The Profit The night before, the Warriors led the magic at 1pm in the middle of the fourth quarter but couldn’t hold on

But of the eight games the Warriors played this month that were within five points in the last five minutes, this was the first one that Kerr had all of his starters and most effective lineups when The Warriors were in such situations have been before Tuesday 2-5

When the offensive stalled in the fourth quarter, Kerr went to a small ball lineup with Green in the middle and Eric Paschall as power forward Paschall’s 6:36 dunk was her first field goal of the period, and Kerr drove one small line-up until the buzzer

With a team that is almost completely healthy – minus Klay Thompson (right Achilles tear) and Marquese Chriss (broken right leg) – Kerr will be able to mix and match lineups more and, at the end of the games, take advantage of Use matchups

“I think we’re in a good place,” Looney said. “There have been many ups and downs in the season but I think we realize we can do a lot of different things ”

Now 1-2 on this east coast swing, the warriors will be able to save this trip when they play the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night

“It would have been really difficult to let that one slip away,” said Kerr. “Without Loon and James we wouldn’t have won this game. We have more options now … There’s no reason we can’t break through”

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