Warriors

Warriors

Steph Curry put on a show at Chase Center on Thursday night.

The star Warriors guard dropped 40 points (14-for-19 shooting overall, 6-for-9 on 3s) in just 25 minutes, to go along with six assists, six rebounds and two steals.

Not bad for a guy who had his pregame process impacted by Bay Area traffic.

"I just got here 20-25 minutes later than I usually do and I'm a creature of habit and routine," Curry told reporters after the Warriors' 143-123 preseason win over Minnesota. "Obviously, I played well but it still throws you off a little bit because you're still trying to get the flow.

"For ten years, I had the same routine every step of the way. I try to repeat that routine but there are some quirks and different routes you take. It's a different vantage point."

Curry used to live in the East Bay and had a couple of options -- depending on traffic -- for arriving at Oracle Arena.

But he lives in the South Bay now and there's basically one main way to get to Chase by car. He could always hop in a helicopter, like Kobe Bryant used to do to when heading to Staples Center.

Hey, speaking of Kobe, Steph channeled his inner "Mamba" with this first-quarter turnaround shot.

 

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Because he was late, Curry clearly needed to get this shot out of his system.

But based on how he performed the rest of the way, maybe that should be the three-time NBA champion's first attempt every game.

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