Warriors Crush Bucks, Curry Leads Charge

Stephen Curry

March 7 - Stephen Curry, spearheading a well-distributed offensive effort, scored 29 points as the Golden State Warriors emphatically recovered from a crushing defeat in Boston. The Warriors routed the Milwaukee Bucks 125-90 on Wednesday night in San Francisco.

Warriors newcomer Trayce Jackson-Davis made a spectacular defensive stand, blocking two Giannis Antetokounmpo attempts in quick succession.

Supplementing Curry's scoring punch, Jonathan Kuminga added 20 points and Jackson-Davis 15 to go with four blocks. The Warriors, fresh from their lopsided 140-88 loss to the Celtics on Sunday, looked revitalized.

Golden State stormed out of the gates, amassing 78 points by halftime and establishing a lead of up to 22 points. The Bucks, pursuing their seventh consecutive victory, briefly rallied to cut the deficit to 83-77 midway through the third quarter.

Jackson-Davis responded with a layup. Moments later, following a Curry free throw, the rookie sensation swatted away two Antetokounmpo shots at close range. Chris Paul corralled the second rejection and dished to Curry, who found Jackson-Davis for a crowd-pleasing alley-oop slam. This sequence ignited the Warriors, fueling a 12-win stretch in their last 15 games.

The Warriors' lead stood at 11 as the third quarter closed. A flurry of baskets from four different players, highlighted by a Brandin Podziemski three-pointer, ballooned the advantage to 102-81 early in the final period.

Curry's scoring prowess centered on his 6-for-10 accuracy from beyond the arc. Kuminga, Paul, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green all drained two three-pointers apiece, pushing the Warriors to a commanding 57-33 lead in three-point shooting. Golden State converted an impressive half of their 38 attempted threes.

Green recorded 12 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Thompson contributed 10 points from the bench. Curry topped the rebounding chart with eight, while Paul paced the team with nine assists, adding six points and three steals.

Antetokounmpo, playing through Achilles soreness that sidelined him in Milwaukee's Monday win over the Los Angeles Clippers, led the Bucks with 23 points. He grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and shared top assist honors with Damian Lillard at six apiece.

Lillard and Bobby Portis both tallied 20 points for Milwaukee. However, the Bucks struggled with a 38.2% shooting percentage and were handily outrebounded 50-36.

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