The Clippers are missing Chris Paul, trying to keep pace with the elite teams in the West and perhaps going through an identity crisis amid Carmelo Anthony trade rumors.
On top of all that, they had to play at Golden State on Saturday night, and then Steph Curry did this to them to end the first half:
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That's just soul-crushing. Can we please see it again, in slo-mo?
It was Curry's fourth three of the half and gave him 18 points. Then he put on a show in the third quarter, scoring 25 points and hitting five more threes to outscore the Clippers all by himself.
Steph Curry likely done for the night: 43 points, 15-of-23 FG, 9-of-15 from 3, 9 rebounds, 6 assists in 3 quarters.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 29, 2017
Steph Curry Rewind to last season!— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) January 29, 2017
Maybe the best part: Curry reportedly was questionable for the game due to an injury.
How did Steph Curry go from being questionable with an injury to taking over the game?— Monte Poole (@MontePooleCSN) January 29, 2017
The crazy part about this Curry performance is he shouldn't even be playing— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) January 29, 2017
Time to get Phil on the phone and make that Melo deal happen, Clippers. We'd say get someone who can guard Steph, but, well ... yeah.