Steph Curry’s 57 points not enough, more takeaways from Warriors’ loss to Mavericks

Hands on his hips, Stephen Curry posed, rocked his shoulders back-and-forth and let out a roar. The dramatic variation of his trademark shimmy punctuated a deep shot from the Mavericks’ logo.

This was Curry’s ninth of 11 made 3-pointers during a 57-point eruption — an all-time performance even for one of the most decorated players in league history. But ultimately, it was one that was squandered as the Warriors fell to the Mavericks, 134-132, Saturday night in Dallas.

The result didn’t prevent coaches and teammates from appreciating the show. Head coach Steve Kerr called it “Sublime.”

“It was ridiculous, the shots he was hitting, the degree of difficulty, the ease with which he made them,” he said. “He’s never played better.”