There was plenty of cause for concern when Steph Curry was a late scratch for the Warriors game against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday. Curry didn't play because he was feeling under the weather, and he detailed just how ill he felt after the Warriors' 114-106 victory over the New York Knicks -- his first game back since being sick.
"I was disoriented, and the room was spinning a bit," Curry said on a video conference with reporters, adding that as hard as it was, missing that game was "the right thing to do."
"It sucked missing that game, especially in that fashion where I thought I could go and in the last second, I just didn't have it."
Thankfully, whatever Curry had seemed to be just a bug, as he wasn't required to sit out per NBA's coronavirus health and safety protocols.
After his performance Tuesday, it's also safe to say he is feeling much better. Curry said he had spent the last two days getting his "bearings back" and that definitely showed. Curry dropped 37 points on the Knicks, including 7-of-14 shooting from distance. He grabbed six boards and dished out six assists while tacking on two steals.
Curry's second-half play helped the Warriors pull away from the Knicks, as the two-time NBA MVP scored 15 points in the third quarter and 11 in the fourth to help the Warriors secure their first win of their four-game road trip.
"It was a good bounce-back overall for us as a team," Curry said, noting the impact Kevon Looney and James Wiseman returning had. "We obviously played really well, especially defensively, in the second half. That was a good key for us to get this win."