Warriors’ Steph Curry pulls off an ultra-rare feat against the Lakers – .

Warriors’ Steph Curry pulls off an ultra-rare feat against the Lakers – .

Steph Curry couldn’t buy a shot in the Golden State Warriors’ season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers.

“I played like garbage,” Curry told TNT afterward.

He said it, not me. But he’s not wrong, at least in one respect: Tuesday night Curry was only 5-21 on the field and just 2-for-8 on the perimeter. This is obviously not the norm for the greatest shooter in NBA history. And the Dubs still won, 121-114.

Why? How? ‘Or’ What? Well, Golden State got expert level contributions from its bench. Nemanja Bjelica had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Andre Iguodala, upon his return from the Warriors, had 12 points. Damion Lee contributed 15 points. The Warriors also held Russell Westbrook to 8 points, which certainly helps.

But more importantly, Curry figured out how to contribute in more than one way. He actually finished with 21 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds, which translates into his eighth career triple-double.

You don’t have to do a lot of math to glean that Curry isn’t exactly known as a triple-double machine. In fact, it was his first triple-double performance since January 2016, according to TNT telecast.

Golden State can’t count on Curry to set up Westbrook stats throughout the season, but they also have no reason to worry about Curry shooting the ball like the Lakers point guard, either. They will win that first victory as they can get it.


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