Stephen Curry is more than a good shooter.
Apparently, he's a good wrestler, too.
Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said he had "three or four wrestling matches" with his point guard before finally being convinced that Curry was ready to return from injury.
By the third quarter Saturday night at Oracle Arena, it was obvious that Curry was healthy as he put on an electric display to provide a much-needed spark in the Warriors' 113-93 victory over the lowly Phoenix Suns.
The Warriors trailed for more than 21 lethargic minutes from the first quarter to Curry's 11-point third quarter. They led 21-19 with 4:34 remaining in the first quarter and didn't lead again until Curry's three-point play put them ahead 59-58 with 4:31 left in the third.
"He was pleading to play, but I wanted to use wisdom," Jackson said. "The worst thing to do is to rush him out there and then we've got something else to deal with. During the game, I asked him how he felt, and he said he felt fine. I went with him, and he had a heck of a ballgame."
Curry leads Warriors past Suns 113-93
San Francisco Chronicle | Feb 3