A game that was supposed to help Warriors fans heal from the dismantling of the 2007 “We Believe” squad turned into a night filled with hope for the future when Davis said, “What’s up Bay Area?” and then pointed toward the Warriors’ baby-faced No. 30.
“Stephen Curry: The future,” Davis announced.
Curry had 34 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds in the current Warriors’ 158-153 victory over the “We Believe” squad, putting to rest many of the “what-ifs” that remained regarding the disassembled playoff squad of 2007.
“The future sounds about right to me,” said swingman Dorell Wright, who led all scorers with 41 points. “Coming from B.D., that means a lot. He’s a brilliant person who puts his mind into everything. If he puts his stamp on something like that, he means it.” …
The game raised funds for the Athletes vs. Cancer Foundation, a charity created by Matt Barnes, whose gritty play is a microcosm of the 2007 team.
Barnes was joined by former teammates Jason Richardson and Harrington, and former Warriors who weren’t on that squad (Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison, C.J. Watson, Anthony Morrow and Corey Maggette).
The current “Dubs” lineup featured Curry, David Lee and Wright, while reserves Lou Amundson, Charlie Bell, Jeremy Lin and Jeremy Tyler also played. Ellis (family matter) and Biedrins (overseas) didn’t show, and Ekpe Udoh was in street clothes, along with rookies Klay Thompson and Charles Jenkins.
– Reported by Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle