Found October 15, 2013 on Los That Sports Blog:
Tweet Early Tuesday morning, the Golden State Warriors took on the Los Angeles Lakers for a preseason exhibition game in Beijing, China. Apparently Warriors guard Stephen Curry is already in regular season form, and put on a bit of a shooting and passing exhibition of his own: For good measure, Curry also made this 3/4 court shot during practice look entirely too easy: Curry finished the game with 24 points and seven assists on 7-18 from the field. If he can continue to stay healthy, expect Curry to continue his rise to being one of the top offensive point guards in the NBA. -ALR

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