Seth Curry's D-League debut didn't get off to the greatest start. In the opening four minute minutes of the game, he shot 0-for-1 from the field, turned the ball over once and committed two early fouls, forcing head coach Casey Hill to replace Curry with Maurice Baker. But when he checked back in at the start of the second, he gave the sell-out crowd in Santa Cruz a glimpse of the Curry show.
"In the second quarter, we made a little run and came back from a little deficit. Everybody got involved, so it was a fun game."
That early deficit Curry talked about was soon erased after he helped the Warriors outscore the Toros by 12 points - putting up 16 points of his own while shooting 7-for-9 from the floor and 2-for-4 from three.
"I was just trying to be aggressive and not settle for jump shots. But my first shot was a jump shot and I didn't like that, so I was trying to get aggressive and try to get an easy bucket. And I got two lay-ups in the second quarter, and that just kind of got us going."
It didn't take long for the Toros to start doubling Curry and, as a result, they slowed him down in the third and looked ready to complete the comeback, facing only a six point deficit heading into the fourth. But then, Seth heated up...again.
His final 12 minutes weren't as spectacular as the second quarter, but Seth still scored six points in a matter of five minutes, extending the Warriors' lead to 15 and pushing the game out of reach. When it was all said and done, Seth finished with 36 points, breaking the Warriors' single-game scoring record of 31 points, previously set by Travis Leslie and Jeremy Tyler last season. Curry shot 12-for-19 from the field, 3-for-8 from the three and a perfect 9-for-9 from the charity stripe. When asked about Curry's performance after the game, Hill said, "he's a special player. He does everything for us," referring to the team-high six assists he dished out.
The Warriors are now 1-0 after their 121-102 victory over the Toros on Friday. Their next game will be against the Toros again on Sunday at 21:00.