Stephen Curry continues to amaze, but on Tuesday night it was what he didn't do instead of what he did.
Can you believe Curry actually scored zero points in a 30-point Davidson rout of Loyola (Md.) on Tuesday?
That's right -- the first-team All-American, the one averaging 35 per game, only shot three times and missed all of those. Loyola draped two defenders on Curry all the time, so mostly he just got out of the way, stood off in his corner and let his teammates cream Loyola in 4-on-3 basketball. (Davidson does 4-on-3 drills regularly in practice, so it paid off this time).
I wasn't there, but it sounds like vintage Curry. He really doesn't care if he sets scoring records or not. He likes to win. Most of the time, that means he has to score at least 40 percent of Davidson's points, but not Tuesday.
Oddly, I almost took a couple of my kids to Tuesday's game at Davidson but ultimately couldn't because we had too much going on at home. I hardly ever pay to see any sporting events -- I see so many already for work -- but Curry is one guy I'll pay to see. And that absolutely doesn't change after he scores zero in a game -- in fact, I feel even more strongly about it.
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