Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers was hellbent on not letting history happen on his home court.
Going into the game against the 76ers, Stephen Curry needed only 10 threes to usurp Ray Allen as the all-time three-point king. The air of expectation surrounded Curry — after all, he managed to drop 10 threes on the very same court last season, a memory that was clearly not lost on Rivers and his squad.
More importantly, it was a memory not lost on Matisse Thybulle.
Thybulle was assigned as Curry’s primary defender during that game, and he received an up-close-and-personal lesson from Curry, who used his otherworldly ability to gain separation and generate space on his own to torch Thybulle, on his way to 49 points on 28 shots, including 10-of-17 from beyond the arc.