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Euphoria reigns as Splash Bros take China

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Euphoria reigns as Splash Bros take China

The “M-V-P, M-V-P, M-V-P” chants grew louder and louder in the third quarter and Stephen Curry rode the adulation all through the Shanghai night.

And he did so with Klay Thompson right at his side.

The two All-Star guards with massive followings in China sent countless waves of euphoria through the sellout crowd at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Sunday as the Warriors laid a 142-110 thrashing on the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Plugging into video-game mode, Curry unleashed his full offensive arsenal, firing in 40 points Sunday to lead all scorers.

Thompson also lit up the arena, draining eight of his 10 3-point attempts on the way to 28 points. Kevin Durant put in 22 points, while Draymond Green tossed in 11. Rookie forward Jordan Bell, coming off the bench, also had 11.

Curry was the clear star of the night, however, delighting the audience as the Warriors posted their first win of the preseason while closing out a two-game set in China against Minnesota.

“Just to be out there on the floor and watch him take over games like that . . . when he gets hot, it’s special to watch,” Draymond Green told reporters in Shanghai. “It’s special to be a part of.”

Playing 31 minutes, Curry drove to the basket with abandon, dropping floaters with ease, and launched from beyond the arc with typical bravado, shooting 13-of-20 from the field, including 6-of-9 from deep.

The Warriors were trailing 55-47 when Curry entered with 6:58 left in the first half and proceeded to use his scoring and passing to account for 20 of the team’s next 22 points as they took a 76-72 lead into halftime.

Curry, who also rang up eight assists, continued to punish the Timberwolves in the third quarter as the Warriors took command, going up 114-95 after three. The two-time MVP clearly earned the right to watch the fourth quarter from the bench.

“Obviously, Steph was amazing,” Thompson said.

The Warriors, tired as they might be, may wish to start the season now. Curry is ready, and when Curry is ready and bringing along his talented teammates, well, there isn’t much any opponent can do.

 

Quinn Cook surprises mom with brand new car

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Quinn Cook surprises mom with brand new car

Quinn Cook went undrafted in 2015 after spending four seasons at Duke. He finally signed his first guaranteed NBA contract with the Warriors on April 8, 2018. 

That contract changed his life. And now, Cook is giving back the best way he can, starting with his mother. 

Cook was back at his hometown in Maryland over the weekend and had a special present for his mother, surprising her with a brand new Range Rover. 

"You deserve it," Cook repeatedly told his mother. 

Cook is signed to a two-year deal with the Warriors worth $1,599,783. In 33 games with the Warriors, 18 starts, Cook averaged 9.5 points and 2.7 assists per game.

Steph Curry makes sizable donation to Web.com Tour player whose wife is battling cancer

Steph Curry makes sizable donation to Web.com Tour player whose wife is battling cancer

Steph Curry may have finished in last place at the Ellie Mae Classic last week, but that didn't stop him from doing something thoughtful for a player on the Web.com Tour.

During a press conference after he finished the second round at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, Curry revealed that he made a $25,000 donation to the GoFundMe page for Jenn Harrington, the wife of Web.com Tour player Scott Harrington, who is battling Hodgkins Lymphoma.

"I was made aware of Scott Harrington, who is a professional Web.com Tour (player), who has taken a leave (of absence) to be with his wife who is battling cancer. I can't put into words the thoughts and feelings around what their family is going through. I had a chance to talk to him on the phone this morning and let him know that as part of my participation in the tournament this year, that I was going to donate $25,000 to the GoFundMe page that's there to support his family as his wife is battling. The Ellie Mae Tournament is donating $15,000 as well," Curry told reporters in Hayward last week.

According to the Harrington's GoFundMe page, here's what Jenn has had to endure:

"In August of 2017, Jenn was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, then deemed free and clear in December of the same year. On May 11, 2018, doctors informed her the cancer had returned, and that Jenn would have to endure an intense chemotherapy program for two to three months, eventually undergoing a bone marrow transplant to hopefully rid herself of the cancer for good. In turn, Scott has applied for a Special Medical/Family Crisis Extension from the Web.com Tour so that he can be with Jenn during her courageous battle, putting his chase for a PGA TOUR card on hold to be with her."