On a night honoring Latin Heritage the Warriors bench warmed it up for their team leader Monday cooking up a combined 55pts on Stephen Curry's 28th birthday.
Playing for the third consecutive year on his birthday Curry finished with a team high 27pts, tying the high for points scored on his birthday as the Warriors roll to a 60-6 record in a 125-107 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Traditional Mexican folklore dancers perform pregame - Photo by fdp
"If you're (60-6), then you've made a lot of teams pay for their mistakes. I think the trademark of this team is that you can hang, you can hang, you can hang, and then at some stage they get separation, because they've got three guys out there, four guys out there who are capavle of getting 30 points in a night," said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr afterwards,
Fans aligned ORACLE with handmade birthday signs and banners for the MVP wishing him a happy birthday. This past weekend Curry and wife Ayesha had a joint birthday celebration at a secret location. When asked what type of cake he was making wife, who hosts her own cooking show online Curry responded: 'I can't cook anything but her cake with me something chocolate."
12 year old Ashley brought waited anxiously for Curry to sign her jersey and she also brought a gift for the 'Birthday Boy'. - Photo by fdp
Prior to tip-off Curry was crowned with NBA Player of the Month Honors for the second straight month, earlier Monday he was named Western Conference Player of the Week for the fifth time this season.
"It doesn't surprise me that he's playing at the level that he is because I happen to witness it last year being here every day; he wants to be the best player in the world and he pretty much has himself on the right track I think," said former assistant coach Alvin Gentry, now the head coach of the Pelicans.
Former Warriors Assistant Alvin Gentry - Photo by fdp
After the game Gentry stopped by Curry's locker for conversation and Curry shared a few laughs while eating his red velvet birthday cake.
Photos by fdp
Golden State has their biggest test yet this season when they head to San Antonio to play the Spurs this Saturday. They have never won at San Antonio in the Tim Duncan era, since 1997. They will be playing the second of a back to back playing Dallas on Friday.
For now their focus is on the struggling New York Knicks, the team that missed on drafting Stephen Curry.
Tip-off is Wednesday at ORACLE Arena.
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