Massive Stephen Curry Game Falls Short, Golden State Warriors Lose to Oklahoma City Thunder

Stephen Curry had one of his best games of the season last night, but it still wasn't enough. Despite Curry's 40 points and season-high 10 made threes, the Golden State Warriors fell 137-128 to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Curry hit 14 of his 23 field goal attempts, including 10 of 16 from three. He also added six rebounds and seven assists. It was only his second game back from a shoulder injury that cost him 11 appearances from February to March and the surest sign yet that he's ready to pick up where he left off. For the season, he has averaged 29.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.4 assists, with an excellent .668 true shooting percentage over 40 appearances.

The loss drops the Warriors to 34-32 and sixth in the Western Conference. They'll have to fight and claw in order to stay out of the play-in tournament; they're only a half-game ahead of the seventh-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves and the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers. It's been a disappointing follow-up to a championship-winning season, but that can all be erased with a hot finish to the season and a classic postseason run. No team in the NBA has their history and championship pedigree.

The Warriors visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night.

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