Curry displays pure shooting ability

Originally Published: March 5, 2013
ESPN Playbook

When playing in Madison Square Garden, on national television, it's a must that you bring your A-game. Stephen Curry got the memo and displayed his A-plus game in the world's most famous arena. The Warriors guard was on fire the entire night, scoring an NBA season-high 54 points, including a franchise-record 11 shots from behind the arc. Though Curry may have been sizzling against the Knicks, he was cooking all week long. The league's eighth-leading scorer averaged 29.8 points in games against the Pacers, Celtics, 76ers and Raptors -- the only downside being that Golden State lost three of those games.

But Steph wasn't the only hoopster to have a spectacular stretch. LeBron James continued to rule the hardwood with his ability to score from anywhere in a way that makes fans ooh and aah, while Kobe Bryant picked up a new nickname after looking as if he was in his 20s again. On the college level, Brittney Griner put all her talents on display, even dunking for the first time on Baylor's home court since her freshman year. Ryan Kelly rounded out the top five with a dynamic presentation of his perimeter and interior skills in his first game since Jan. 8.

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