Anthony Edwards Recounts How Steph Curry Destroyed Him With His Tireless Running

Anthony Edwards Recounts How Steph Curry Destroyed Him With His Tireless Running

  • Anthony Edwards has revealed how it's like to play against Stephen Curry
  • He said the Golden State Warriors star kept running and exhausted him
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves guard said he wanted to catch his breath

It is common knowledge in the NBA that if you are tasked with defending Stephen Curry, you better be prepared to run a lot during the game. Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards came against Curry and had a front-row seat to how tough it is to guard the two-time MVP.

Curry has set himself apart from most NBA stars due to his relentless pace in the game. The guard's willingness to run a few miles during the game gives him the ability to get more open shots, as he runs past screens.

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Curry runs to get open. Photo by David Berding.
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Curry's relentless running during the game may seem random and selfish, but if you watch it closely, there's a greater purpose to it. Curry recently revealed to ESPN that the way they play at Golden State Warriors may be termed as organized chaos.

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He adds that one quality that made their team tough to defend against was their tireless running. The movements from Curry and Klay Thompson allow Draymond Green, who has been their most prominent facilitator, to find them because of their telepathic relationship.

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They've played together for many years and they understand each other's patterns and therefore make it easy to run sets and plays.

Edwards exhausted by Curry

Edwards, who led the Timberwolves to victory against the Warriors, said he was tired of running after Curry in the fourth quarter. He had the last laugh as they won 119-114 in overtime, per NBC Sports.

"We was tired, man. [The Warriors] just play fast. Steph don’t stop. He played the whole fourth and didn’t stop moving, didn’t stop running around. If I play the whole fourth, when I pass it up, I’m probably going to stand still in the corner and catch my breath."

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Curry played almost the entire fourth quarter, but was dismal. He scored only six points in the fourth and missed a potential game-winning shot. He also all three attempts from deep.

The 21-year-old guard finished with 27 points. He scored four of the Timberwolves' nine overtime points to inflict a painful defeat on the defending NBA champions.

Curry debunks load management

Sports Brief earlier reported on Curry explaining the true nature of load management in the NBA. The phenomenon has sparked heated debates among the fan base this season.

The two-time NBA MVP said it is not the player that decides if he wants to play or not, admitting that it is always the other way around.

Many star players usually miss games when their team is playing on back-to-back nights, many times inconveniencing fans who paid for tickets to come to watch them.

Source: Sports Brief News