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  • Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Curry's 54 were the most points by a Warrior since Short scored 59.

Mr. Short, your thoughts?

"I thought it was a magnificent performance," Short said in a phone interview. "I think every player dreams of playing in New York and having your best game ever. He had everything clicking."

Short is one of the greatest scorers in Warriors history. He scored 59 points and 57 points with Golden State, both in 1984. Known for his high-arching "rainbow" jumper, he said if you teach someone how to shoot, you want them to look at Curry's form and technique.

Short, the director of player programs for the NBA Players Association, said he's caught several Warriors games this season. So he is not too surprised to see a breakout performance by Curry. Still, Short was amazed Curry scored 54 with just seven free throws and knocked down 11 of 13 from 3-point range.

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