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Steph Curry continues to play out of his mind while leading the Golden State Warriors.
It may not have been the final bucket of the game, but it was the one that gave the Warriors the lead back late they never relinquished. Down 116-114, Curry nailed a 3-pointer with 13.4 seconds left in the game to give Golden State a one-point lead. The Warriors went on to win 119-116 at the end of regulation to improve to 36-33 on the season. Curry scored a team-high 36 points.
The Warriors have won three games in a row and are likely bound for the play-in tournament.
Steph Curry is carrying a so-so team into the playoffs
Golden State has three games left in the 2020-21 NBA regular season. The Warriors are 2.5 games back of the Los Angeles Lakers for seventh place, while the only have a half-game lead over the Memphis Grizzlies for ninth place. In all likelihood, the Warriors will have to play the division rival Lakers in the No. 7 vs. the No. 8 play-in game as the lower-seeded team in L.A.
The good news for the Warriors is the No. 7 vs. No. 8 game is not a win-or-go-home scenario. Yes, the winner of that play-in game will advance to the Western Conference Playoffs and be the No. 7 seed. The loser of that contest will face the winner of the No. 9 vs. No. 10 game for the last spot in as the No. 8 seed. Curry is totally capable of taking over in at least one of those two play-in games.
As long as Curry can put up well over 30 points a night, the Warriors can make the NBA Playoffs.