It’s never good when you lose your man on the basketball court, but leaving Stephen Curry alone seems like it could be a fireable offense.
The Golden State Warriors superstar has had to work for everything he’s gotten in the last week or so, but the Atlanta Hawks did him a favor Monday night.
Hawks center Dwight Howard and guard Dennis Schroder placed a greater emphasis on an in-game, on-court argument than, you know, keeping an eye on Curry. The results were predictable as Atlanta let Curry — one of the greatest shooters in NBA history — all alone on the perimeter: He made them pay.
Unsurprisingly, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer benched Schroder after the incident. Also not surprising is the fact Golden State went on to win the game 119-111, handing Atlanta its third straight loss and seventh in its last 10 games.