Stephen Curry picked up right where he left off from last season, putting up 40 points in the Golden State Warriors’ 111-95 season-opening victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Curry cooled off a bit after a red-hot first quarter in which he scored 24 points, but he still shot 14-of-26 overall and 5-of-12 from long range:
Note correction: Most points by a reigning MVP since 1963-64 is Milwaukee's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who scored 41 on Oct. 13, 1972 vs. Phoenix
— GSWStats (@gswstats) October 28, 2015
Meanwhile, Anthony Davis, who many feel could become the best player in the league in the very near future, suffered through a nightmare of a game. Davis had 18 points, but he shot a wretched 4-of-20, and that was only after a few late jumpers in garbage time. Here’s a good summation of his night:
Let’s just say The Brow has seen better days.