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Warriors star Steph Curry's best assist came with him out vs. Thunder

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Warriors star Steph Curry's best assist came with him out vs. Thunder

Stephen Curry averages 6.1 assists per game, but his biggest assist Wednesday didn't even show up on the scoresheet. 

That's because the Warriors guard missed his seventh straight game in Wednesday's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Yet, he still dished the rock ... albeit to a pair of fans.  

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And to think, he didn't need to ink anyone to give these fans something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. The Warriors, meanwhile, would be thankful to get him back in the lineup sooner rather than later. 

They missed Curry's unselfishness on Wednesday, and the six games prior. 

In their first 12 games of the season, the Warriors averaged 29.7 assists per 100 possessions, the NBA's best mark. In the last seven games, the Warriors assisted on 24.1 baskets every 100 possessions. That was still the ninth-best rate from Nov. 10 through Wednesday, but worse than when Curry was in the lineup.

Curry still has a ways to go before he can return from a groin injury, but each passing game shows how much the Warriors miss his skillset. His unselfishness is just one part of why. 

Willie Cauley-Stein has need for speed after 'Top Gun' trailer release

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Willie Cauley-Stein has need for speed after 'Top Gun' trailer release

Warriors center Willie Cauley-Stein wants to take the highway to the danger zone on his way to Chase Center next season. 

Golden State's new big man tweeted a clip from the "Top Gun: Maverick" trailer Thursday afternoon, and the 25-year-old definitely has the need ... the need for speed. 

That'd be one way to take Warriors fans' breath away. 

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Cauley-Stein told the Warriors he would be their wingman big man any day earlier this summer, signing a one-year deal worth a little more than the veteran's minimum because he couldn't turn down the chance to play with Steph Curry and Co. He averaged 11.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game with the Kings last season, but his ego arguably wrote a check his play couldn't cash after telling reporters last September that he was "ready to get paid."

Still, the No. 6 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft has plenty of potential, and will have plenty of motivation next season on a prove-it deal. If it is a strong enough combination to bring out the best in Cauley-Stein, he could find that loving feeling on the free-agent market next summer. 

Watch Steph Curry get soaked in dunk tank at 'Eat. Learn. Play.' event

Watch Steph Curry get soaked in dunk tank at 'Eat. Learn. Play.' event

Some NBA players can say they have dunked on Steph Curry, but can they say they dunked the Warriors star?

Curry and his wife Ayesha launched their "Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation" at a kickoff event in Oakland on Thursday, hosting nearly 1,000 kids for a day of activities. One of those activities was a dunk tank, and the two Currys -- one of whom forms one half of the Splash Brothers -- got very wet.  

The foundation aims to bring out the best in children "By fighting to end childhood hunger, ensuring access to education and enabling active lifestyles," according to its mission statement.

"[The kids are] having fun today, but obviously the back-end -- we're trying to create programs and do stuff that helps the entire youth in Oakland and the Bay Area," Steph said Thursday. "So, you gotta have energy for that."

Steph spent the first entirety of his first decade in the NBA in Oakland, but he and the Warriors will move to San Francisco's Chase Center next season. Despite the pending move, Ayesha said staying active in community efforts in The Town is necessary for the family.

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"We hope to always be involved in this community," she said. "It's important to us." 

That community is better for their endeavors, and the Currys were wetter for theirs Thursday.