Curry: Non-call against Clippers 'definitely fired me up' in 4th quarter
With the Warriors leading 79-70 early in the fourth quarter, Curry hit the floor after hard contact from Terance Mann while driving to the lane. However, the three-time champion didn't get a foul call, which prompted him to get visibly frustrated with an official.
Curry received a technical foul for his actions, which sparked a 19-7 Warriors run over the next four-plus minutes that helped put the game away.
During that stretch by Golden State, Curry got his revenge on the referee by giving himself his own 'T' after an incredible 3-point make.
"I thought I got fouled, so I let my emotions go," Curry said of his antics after the Warriors' eighth straight win, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell. "And definitely fired me up, fired our team up - you have to be able to direct that energy into just putting the ball in the basket, obviously, after that. So that's where I feel like we do it well, where you don't let it become a distraction for the rest of the game, and it obviously helped open up the game."
"It was as upset as I've seen Steph in a long time," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, per Friedell. "And it was as upset as I've been in a long time, too. It's kind of a miracle that I didn't get a technical, but it seemed to get him going."
Curry continued producing at an MVP level Sunday with 33 points, six assists, and five rebounds. He also registered a season-high six steals to help Golden State improve to a league-best 18-2 this season.
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