Steph Curry had an eventful Saturday night. The Warriors point guard hit 10 3-pointers on his way to a 38-point night, after missing the previous 11 games with an ankle sprain. Curry’s Instagram story hinted at his excitement to return to game action, as the two-time MVP went full-on Adam Sandler before he hit Oracle Arena to torch the Memphis Grizzlies.
“Back to school/Back to school/To prove to daddy I’m not a fool/I got my lunch packed up/My boots tied tight/I hope that I don’t get in a fight,” Curry sang.
That would be the one and only “Back to School” song from Sandler’s 1995 movie Billy Madison. True to form, Steph actually had his lunch in hand, and it looked like Ayesha Curry made him spaghetti.
All that excitement translated into plenty of highlights, as Steph racked up 21 points in just 14 minutes of game action during the first half. In addition to being ridiculously efficient, Curry provided some highlights too. His final play of the game saw him crossover Marc Gasol so badly it looked like the Grizzlies big man (and former Defensive Player of the Year) was doing the “Electric Slide.” Then Steph stepped back and drained his tenth triple of the night.
“I just wanted that feeling again,” Curry reportedly said when asked about his return during a post-game press conference. “It was pretty special. It felt like it was the first day of school again.”
Maybe Steph should channel more Adam Sandler flicks before his games. If he watches Happy Gilmore or Little Nicky the Warriors’ opponents might be in for a long season.