The new NBA season started off with a bang last night for the current reigning champions, the Golden State Warriors, as they were able to earn an 111-95 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Not only did the current champions get off to a good start in their title defense, but so did the current NBA MVP Stephen Curry, as he was able to score 40 points in the match-up, his tenth of his career.
Curry hit seven of his first nine shots with four 3-pointers for 24 first-quarter points. He ended the game with 14 for 26 with seven assists and six rebounds.
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When the Warriors hit the court pregame, they received their championship rings and they also lifted the championship banner to celebrate their NBA Finals victory from last season.
Curry came onto the court to "M-V-P!" chants, according to Yahoo! Sports, and he thanked the fans for their support.
He said: ''This is an unbelievable day. I got kind of goosebumps kind of reliving all the moments that we had.''
Current Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry took part in the celebrations as he was the Warriors' associate head coach last season, and he praised Curry for his performance on the court during last night's game.
He said: ''Some of those shots that Steph made, it doesn't matter who's out there, that's just who he is."
It looks like Curry is set to have another big year in the NBA, and he started the season off in the best style possible.