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When Stephen Curry knew he, Warriors were ready for NBA playoffs stage

When Stephen Curry knew he, Warriors were ready for NBA playoffs stage

Editor's note: Stephen Curry's unprecedented NBA career has entered its 10th season, so we visited with the Warriors star to detail his top 10 moments, and he obliged.

Steph Curry's first taste of the NBA playoffs came in 2013, when the No. 6 seed Warriors faced the No. 3 Denver Nuggets. After dropping Game 1 in Denver, Golden State won the next two and needed to claim Game 4 to keep home-court advantage in the series.

Although Curry scored just seven points in the first half, the Warriors took a 12-point lead into the locker room. That advantage ballooned to 19 points entering the fourth quarter because the six-time All-Star went off in the third, racking up 22 points.

Curry shot 8 of 11 from the field in the quarter, and the Oracle Arena crowd went absolutely bonkers. The Warriors won 115-101, as Curry finished with 31 points on 10-of-16 shooting, including 6 of 11 on 3-pointers.

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"It was a great test for me to prove to myself that I was ready for that stage," Curry told NBC Sports Bay Area about the series that the Warriors eventually won in six games.

Watch the video above to hear more about why this made Curry's top 10 moments in his 10-year career, which now features three NBA titles, two league MVPs and six All-Star appearances.

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What sporing event Warriors' Jordan Poole will miss watching most

What sporing event Warriors' Jordan Poole will miss watching most

Warriors rookie Jordan Poole has many interests outside of basketball.

If you follow him on Instagram, you know that he loves cats.

The 20-year-old enjoys watching movies and TV shows, and generally considers himself a homebody.

Poole also likes other sports, and when Wes Goldberg of the Bay Area News Group asked him which canceled or postponed sporting events he is going to miss, the Michigan product provided an answer that might surprise you.

"I love watching the college World Series, I definitely like watching softball as well," he said. "March Madness was going to be cool of course, but that’s basketball. The college World Series is something sports-related that I was really looking forward to."

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How did Poole get into college baseball?

"I would watch the games when we were in school (at Michigan), go support my guys on the team, but I was really locked into the World Series," he answered. "Those games get pretty rowdy."

[RELATED: Paschall reveals Warriors teammate he'd quarantine with now]

Last year, Michigan reached the College World Series for the first time since 1984.

The Wolverines advanced all the way to the championship best-of-three series -- winning Game 1 before dropping the next two to Vanderbilt.

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Eric Paschall reveals Warriors teammate he'd quarantine with right now

Eric Paschall reveals Warriors teammate he'd quarantine with right now

Programming note: Relive Game 5 of the 2015 Western Conference Finals when NBC Sports Bay Area re-airs the Warriors' win over the Rockets on Thursday, April 2 at 8 p.m. PT.

Warriors rookie forward Eric Paschall is following the shelter-in-place rules.

He is practicing social distancing and doing his part to flatten the curve.

But if he had to quarantine with one of his Warriors teammates right now, who would he pick?

"Ohhhhhhh. Ummmmm. I would choose my man Ky Bowman," Paschall told Mark Willard of KNBR 680 on Wednesday night. "He's always in a positive mood. His energy is unmatched.

"Definitely Ky. Me and him live in the same complex so I could do that anyway. But definitely my man Ky. We'd be compatible."

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It's safe to assume Paschall never thought he would be asked that question after the Warriors selected him with the No. 41 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

But the world has been turned upside down and here we are.

Lastly, Willard asked Paschall why he wears No. 7 with the Dubs.

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"All the other numbers I used to wear were taken," the Villanova product said. "No. 11 -- obviously I can't get that one. Klay Thompson has it. No. 14 is retired, No. 24 is retired and No. 4 -- Omari (Spellman) had. But at the time, Quinn Cook had it.

"So I was just stuck with seven ... I'm gonna stick with seven because it's a new journey in my life."

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