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January 20, 2015 Updates

“It’s a verbal contract,” Sonya Curry said Monday. “Steph likes a challenge.” Sonya came up with the idea of fining her son a few seasons ago, frustrated at watching him lose the ball too many times in one game. She checked with her husband, former NBA guard Dell, on what would be a reasonable number of turnovers to hold Stephen to per game; they settled on three. Anything more than that, he owes his mother: $100 per giveaway. Anything under is subtracted from his total. San Francisco Chronicle

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The San Francisco Zoo has named a baby monkey Curry after Warriors star Stephen Curry. The male orange-headed monkey is a Francois’ langur, and after Curry’s birth Nov. 19, the Warriors won 13 straight games. Contra Costa Times

Of course the crew had to ask him about if he and John Wall are the NBA's best backcourt, specifically when compared to the Splash Brothers out in Golden State. "We feel as though were the best backcourt in the NBA and we're gonna compete each and every night to try and prove it," he said. Bullets Forever

January 14, 2015 Updates

The two teams were tied at 53 at halftime, with the Warriors trailing by as many as seven points in the second quarter during a sluggish start on defense. Bogut converted a 3-point play to open the scoring in the second half, and the Warriors never trailed again. "He's the MVP in the league right now in my opinion," Bogut said of Curry. Said Kerr: "People are recognizing this guy is clearly one of the top few players in the NBA." San Jose Mercury-News

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Q: Best point guard in the league is ... ? Damian Lillard: The best point guard in the league right now I'd probably say is Steph Curry. Q: Who is the toughest guy for you to guard in the league? Is it Steph Curry? Damian Lillard: Steph is really tough to guard because of how well he shoots the ball and he can really handle the ball better than a lot of people might think. But I'd have to say Russ Westbrook. Oregonian

Stephen Curry could have stopped shooting 3-pointers for more than a full season and still made 1,000 career 3-pointers in fewer games than anyone in NBA history. Of course, Curry wouldn’t do that. The Warriors guard became the 74th player to make 1,000 3-pointers, draining four triples in the Warriors win over the Pacers last night. He needed just 369 games to achieve the mark – 88 fewer than second-place Dennis Scott. NBCSports.com

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead their respective conferences and are separated by only 13,285 votes after the third returns of NBA All-Star Balloting 2015 presented by Sprint. James has 971,299 votes compared with 958,014 for Curry, who trailed by 20,324 votes following the second returns issued a week ago. The New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis sits in third place overall with 922,381. Balloting concludes on Monday, Jan. 19. NBA.com

January 6, 2015 Updates

"We know each other, and obviously building on the foundation that we've had for the last three years with pretty much the same core means a lot," said Curry, who lobbied for forward Draymond Green to be given All-Star consideration in light of his key emergence. "You go through experiences, you fall short and figure out how you're going to get back up and become a better team. We've done that two straight summers, and we go into this year with guys who are a little more experienced and just hungry for what we're trying to do. (Continuity) goes a long way, and obviously (the front office) has to make decisions on bringing talent in and what have you. That's above our pay grade, but we understand that capitalizing on this chemistry we have is huge. There aren't many locker rooms like we have in this room. Guys who are selfless, guys who just play the game the right way. We appreciate that because it's rare." USA Today Sports

January 5, 2015 Updates

And indeed, Thompson credits competition between teammates for his development into an all-around scoring threat. “Trying to chase Steph,” he says. “That’s how you stay hungry. Try to do what he does. I can’t do that. I don’t think anyone on this planet can.” As Thompson and Curry have grown into what many believe is the NBA’s best backcourt, it has become clear that they’re linked by much more than their catchy Splash Brothers nickname. Their fathers, Mychal Thompson and Dell Curry, both had successful NBA careers before becoming broadcast analysts for the Lakers and Hornets, respectively. Grantland

Thompson’s rookie year came in that dreadful, lockout-shortened season. He didn’t know what to expect from himself — how good he could be as an NBA player. Back then, he said about two words a day. Now, he’s comfortable with his teammates, with the media, and with his game, and Curry has noticed. “The ability to put the ball on the floor and make plays as opposed to just being a scorer, that’s the best thing for him and [for] us as a team,” Curry says. “He’s almost impossible to guard if he can do that. I don’t know what clicked, whether it was just the confidence that he can make a play in traffic and get where he wants on the floor — it’s pretty cool to see.” Grantland

“Nothing was ever given to me, regardless of what people think,” Curry says. “I had a dad that played in the league, but it wasn’t a cakewalk to get to this place. I’m obviously blessed to have natural talents, but for me, it was all about hard work and discipline when it came to getting to this level.” Every player who enters the NBA, no matter how good he is, experiences a moment of doubt early in his career, something that makes him ask, “Am I good enough for this league?” Curry struggled at times in his rookie year, and his friend and former roommate Chris Strachan remembers that Curry would watch his old Davidson highlights to remind himself of how good he was. “It was like, Yeah, this is how I play,” Strachan says. It was as if Curry were thinking, “This is a new league and a new 3-point line and new teammates and different personalities and everything, but this is how I play right here. This is what I need to do.“ Grantland

January 1, 2015 Updates

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors remain atop the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively, after the second returns of NBA All-Star Balloting 2015 presented by Sprint. James continues to own the top overall spot with 775,810 votes, while Curry's 755,486 votes are good for second in the league. The 64th NBA All-Star Game will tip off Sunday, Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The game will be seen by fans in 215 countries and territories and will be heard in 47 languages. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 13th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports' 30th year of NBA All-Star coverage. NBA.com

James, the Chicago Bulls' Pau Gasol (372,109) and the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (365,449) pace the Eastern Conference's frontcourt players. Washington Wizards guard John Wall (439,395) remains the East's leading vote-getter in the backcourt, and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (396,757) is second. Curry is followed in the West backcourt by the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (694,665). The Western Conference frontcourt is led, in order, by the New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis (732,154), the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (403,415) and the Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol (343,587). NBA.com

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