With the ability to pull up and make three-pointers from half court, it is incredibly hard to defend Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. Averaging a league-leading 30.1 points while shooting 45.1 from three, Curry is playing even better than last season when he won MVP and not surprisingly, he is the frontrunner to win the award again this season.
At times this season, Curry has been virtually unguardable which is why San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Paker is counting on the rest of his teammates to help him slow down the Warriors guard on Monday.
Parker has had a sensational year so far, playing efficiently offensively while also stepping up on the defensive end. He did an admirable job slowing down Kyrie Irving when the Spurs defeated the Cavaliers on Jan. 14 and will look to do the same to Curry on Monday.
However as he notes, Parker won't be the only defender on Curry. The Spurs may put reigning Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard on Curry for stretches and Danny Green may also check the Warriors guard throughout the course of the game.
San Antonio currently has the best defense in the league so it is quite capable of limiting the Warriors guard. Of course this is easier said than done, which is why Monday's matchup between the Warriors and Spurs should a very intriguing game to watch.