OAKLAND (AP) – Stephen Curry drew one from Michael Jordan's old, festive textbook and shrugged as if it was no big deal at all.
No, not at all, just another 3-pointer from the path
Curry grinned as he kept lighting the ground, scoring 51 points and ending up with only three-quarters of the 144-122 Golden State Warriors victory over the Washington Wizards
"The last 3 in the first quarter Probably the funniest thing I've ever seen on the field, two guys in our team screaming from the time I was on the free throw line: "Do not do it! Watch it! Do not watch it! You better shoot it! These things, said Curry, "that goes through my mind as I dri bbele: That's the motivation you need to start it. Fortunately, it went in. "
Coach Steve Kerr could not even get upset when his superstar let him fly from every distance he wanted:" You have a 40-foot man and you're on the sidelines. "Yes "That's a good shot," said Kerr.
Kevin Durant added 30 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Draymond Green had 11 of his 12th Assists in the first half help to finish twice defending championship with 37 after giving out 35 assists in a 20-point win against Phoenix on Monday.
But that was all Curry's show. # 30 beat his 11/3 of the night late in the third from 32 feet back.
"It's just one of those nights you just enjoyed so much Play the game, "said Curry. "I'll take some mandatory shots and try to keep that up as long as I'm on the ground."
He scored 31 goals in the first half, finishing his sixth career 50-point game and making 10 or more 3s for the tenth time. The 51 points agreed best in the Oracle Arena.
Curry hit his first five 3-pointers, then, after his fifth had gone to the basket, he was fouled. He made two free throws to the songs of "MVP! MVP!" The two-time winner of the award had the ninth 30-point half of his career and fourth place at home.
"It was a pleasure to be in the same place with him, that was sick," said Durant  The "MVP!" Cheers went on. Curry scored 15-for-24, 11-for-16 from 3-point space and made all 10 free throws, slipping his career high of 54 in February 2013 by three points.
"He was, I do not even know how I can describe what I saw tonight, amazing video games," said Kerr. "… Some of the shootings were just amazing, no one ever did what he does, I'm from, I do not know, 32."
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Curry scored 30 or more points in four of the first five games and Phoenix on Monday 29, also only three quarters. He has beaten at least five 3-pointers in every game so far.
Bradley Beal injured his sternum early, then returned late in the first half and ended up with 23 points. Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 17 points for Washington from the bank.
Beal said he took an elbow from Durant. X-rays were negative.
"The breathing was a bit confused and it felt like my rib was out of place," said Beal. "It hurts, but I'll be OK."
TIP-INS: Sorcerer – C Ian Mahinmi missed the backbone game, Jason Smith started in his place. … Washington has not won since January 28, 2014 in Golden State. The wizards have dropped 10 out of 12 on the home base of the Warriors.
Warriors – Golden State had his first 80-point half since scoring 81 points in the first half on January 13 in Toronto. … Curry's third 3 of the night at the 3:30 mark in the first drew him to Jamal Crawford (2,153) for fifth place on the NBA's career list. Curry now has 2,162 3s. He scored the 22nd twenty-point quarter of his career and seventh in the opening. … G Shaun Livingston returned from a two-game absence and nursed an injured left knee. … This marked Golden State's first match against the Eastern Conference and the first of four games with an upcoming triple-game trip to New York, Brooklyn and Chicago. The warriors went 24-6 in the last season to the east, at home 11-4.
1975 CHAMPS: The Warriors honored the 1975 championship team that swept the Washington Bullets 4-0 in the final this year. Five members of the team participated in a morning shoot-around, then Hall of Famer Rick Barry joined the group for the game.
Six players and assistant coach Joe Roberts changed the trophy during a ceremony prior to the second quarter. Coach Al Attles was not present as originally planned because he was not feeling well.
Golden State wore golden throwback jerseys for the occasion.
THOMPSON'S TOUCH: Klay Thompson missed his first three 3-point attempts before joining with 6:36 left in the third, scoring 19 points.
Thompson is 4-for-27 from the long series through the first five games.
"One thing I love about Klay is he He wants to shoot himself out of everything," Kerr said.
UP NEXT: Sorcerers in Sacramento on Friday. Warriors at Knicks on Friday.