Stephen Curry shows impressive ball handling despite falling over

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Stephen Curry is not making the same headlines he did last season - apart from his incredible performance in breaking the all-time record for three-pointers in a single game - which was always going to happen following the arrival of Kevin Durant.

But it doesn't mean the back-to-back Most Valuable Player isn't producing the same level of performances he did as the Golden State Warriors romped to a 73-9 record in 2015/16.

His numbers are down across the board - a byproduct of his usage percentage dropping - but he still possesses the incredible shooting accuracy, range and ball handling that has taken him to the upper echelons of the game. 

Last night at the Oracle Arena, he was influential in helping the Warriors extend their winning run to 12 - the third longest in franchise history - as he and Kevin Durant combined for 50 points. 

It was a pretty modest night for the point guard; he had 25 points, shot 4-11 from downtown, provided three assists and stole the ball twice, but he was still able to provide a memorable highlight play. 

Using a behind-the-back move to evade Dennis Schroder, the 28-year-old lost his balance, tumbled to the floor, but managed to keep his composure, pick himself back up and nail a mid-range jump shot over the outstretched arm of the Atlanta man. 

Dwight Howard's static defence and Zaza Pachulia's screen of Schroder gave Curry the necessary time to recover from his slip, but it was still mightily impressive to see the Charlotte native keep his composure and retain control of the ball. 

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