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Nothing but Raves, Nothing but Net: Stephen Curry Is Home

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The Warriors’ Stephen Curry warmed up before Wednesday’s game in Charlotte, N.C., where he was raised and his father, Dell, played professionally. Even his pregame routine has become an attraction.

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Travis Dove for The New York Times

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — More than an hour after Stephen Curry had turned another road arena into a cozy backyard with the friendliest of rims, he mingled with those who had come hoping for or expecting no less. And still he astonished them with a 28-point third quarter, including an exhilarating flurry of long-range exactitude, 19 points over 3 minutes 42 seconds that turned an 8-point lead into a 21-point blowout.

He had blitzed the buzz out of the Charlotte Hornets with 40 points over all in a shade over 30 minutes played; 40 points on 18 shots taken, 14 made, for the Golden State Warriors, who have not lost a game since June of last season.

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