Head Men's Basketball Coach – Pratt Cannoneers
The NBA is back and the defending champions and reigning MVP in the Golden State Warriors and Steph Curry, respectively, are cooking with gas. The Warriors started the season 1-0 with a 111-95 win over Anthony Davis and the upstart Pelicans. Steph Curry did not take long to regain his MVP form, finishing with 40 points and 7 assists.
One of my favorite plays (video below) that Curry made in this game was just about 8 minutes into his red-hot first quarter. He took advantage of Pelicans guard Ish Smith being a touch late on his closeout and lunging to get in position to guard the Warriors ball screen. Curry gives a slight jab as if he’s going to use the ball screen, takes advantage of Smith’s momentum and rejects Draymond Green’s screen towards the basket. Curry then breaks off a magnificent step back to create space between himself and the almost-7-feet-tall Anthony Davis, before swishing a three-pointer.