Warriors

Steph turned 'locked in' comment around on Ja after big win

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Steph scoring on Morant

For years, Steph Curry would send the same tweet before every Warriors game.

"Lock in! #DubNation" would hit the Twittersphere, signifying that the two-time NBA MVP was ready for the matchup that night.

In recent years, Curry hasn't sent that tweet as much, having last sent it on April 29 before the Warriors' loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

But everyone knows that is Curry's go-to phrase, including Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant, who used it in an Instagram post Saturday night ahead of Sunday's game between the two teams. It was also the first time Curry and Morant had played against each other since injuries prevented it in previous matchups between the teams.

After Curry dropped 46 points on the Grizzlies in a 113-101 win at Chase Center to secure the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference play-in tournament, the Warriors' star turned Morant's IG post around on him.

"Well, you can't get a feel for somebody until you play them, so might as well," Curry told reporters when asked about his first matchup with Morant, who scored just 16 points. "I was locked in."

When pressed by The Athletic's Marcus Thompson II about the "commentary" leading up to the game, Curry had a response.

"I see everything, so I love to have some fun with it," Curry said with a grin on his face.

 

Despite the playful back-and-forth between Curry and Morant, there was nothing but love between the two stars immediately after the game.

Morant even took to Twitter after the Warriors' win to declare that there is "no debate" as to who the 2020-21 NBA MVP is.

Morant, who won the 2019-20 NBA Rookie of the Year, is one of the rising stars in the league, so you know Curry definitely will be locked in for all their future matchups.

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