(MIAMI) — It’s pretty hard to be the best player on the floor not named Lebron James whenever a team takes on the Miami Heat, but that’s exactly who Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry was during the team’s 123-114 win over the Heat Thursday night.
Curry finished the game with 36 points, 12 assists, four steals, and made eight three pointers — all were game highs.
The 25-year-old Curry continues his assent as one of the best shooters in the NBA, and James has taken notice.
James said after the game, “I mean, if you can find a better shooter than him right now, especially with the way he handles the ball — and the light that he has, it’s more than green, it’s fluorescent — you just hope that he misses.”
Not only is Curry emerging as one of the NBA’s best shooters, but he’s also second in the NBA in assists at 9.6 assists per game.
James scored 26 points, pulled down five rebounds, and dished out five assists per game in the loss.
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