The Santa Cruz Warriors opened their three game series against the L.A. D-Fenders on Saturday night with a disapointing result. Despite a balanced attack from Seth Curry, Cameron Jones, and Daniel Nwaelele (who combined for 68 points and 16 assists), Manny Harris' 41 points were too much to overcome and the Warriors lost by a final score of 124-118.
With little time to think about their loss, the Warriors found themselves back at the Lakers' practice facility the next night, but this time, the end result was a little different: 108-105 in favor of Santa Cruz. Then, two nights later, the Warriors found themselves back in the Bay and they gave their home fans something to cheer about by beating the D-Fenders in overtime after outscoring them by a whopping 22 points in the fourth quarter.
While it took a team effort to bounce back and defeat the D-Fenders twice in a row, there was one constant for the Warriors: Seth Curry. In the series opener, he had a rough night by his standards, scoring 22 points on 21 shot-attempts and dishing out just four assists. But in their second game, he returned to form: 29 points on 11-for-23 shooting and 13 assists. And in their final game, he had his hand in everything as he scored 27 points, handed out seven assists, grabbed five rebounds and two steals.
Thanks to those two impressive performances, Curry's averages for the month of December stand at 23.8 points, 7.2 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game on 45.1 percent shooting from the floor and 38.5 percent from three. If those gaudy numbers don't grab the attention of some general managers who are looking to add a point guard to their roster sometime over the coming weeks or month, well, then I don't know what will.