Stephen Curry Leads Golden State Warriors Over Milwaukee Bucks

Stephen Curry continued his climb back up to the NBA's elite on Saturday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, propelling the Golden State Warriors to a 125-116 overtime win. The four-time champ tallied 36 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block.

Curry hit 13 of his 27 field goal attempts, including six of 15 from three. He was particularly deadly in the fourth quarter and overtime, scoring 24 points on eight of 11 shooting. It was only his fourth game back following an 11-game absence due to a leg injury, but his second performance with 35+ points in less than a week. For the season, he's averaging 29.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game with a deadly .443 three-point field goal percentage over 42 appearances. He remains one of the NBA's most feared scoring threats.

The win lifts the Warriors to 35-33 and sixth in the Western Conference. If Curry can stay healthy and maintain his current pace, the Warriors will have a great chance at avoiding the play-in tournament. As the defending champs, they'll have a major target on their backs in the playoffs, but they'll have the increasingly rare benefit of experience and established chemistry. No team in the NBA can match their championship pedigree.

The Golden State Warriors host the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. 

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