Warriors control of their destiny, Stephen Curry says

Tuesday’s victory over the Nuggets leaves the Warriors in control of their destiny this season, star point guard Stephen Curry says.

The top two teams in the Western Conference were separated by only one game before their meeting at Oracle Arena, but the Warriors extended that to two with a 116-102 win.

DeMarcus Cousins starred for the Warriors with 28 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, while Curry contributed 17 points of his own.

The victory keeps the Warriors on course to secure the No. 1 seed in the West, and Curry is delighted they have control of their seeding in the postseason.

“We’ve talked about it [being the No. 1 seed], we understand what we need to do,” Curry told reporters. “We’ve had some slip-ups along the way but the narrative for us [is] how we play, what little things we need to focus on [that] will create good habits going into the playoffs.

“And hopefully through that process, down the stretch of the season, we win games and take care of our business.

“Tonight was a good night to set ourselves up to control our own destiny down the stretch.”

Curry’s 17-point night saw him move to fourth on the all-time scoring list for the Warriors, passing Chris Mullen.

However, it was not a milestone the three-time NBA champion was aware of before he game.

“I did not know that that was on the horizon,” he said. “So it kind of caught me off-guard but it was a pretty special night. 

“[It’s a] pretty cool moment. I’ll hopefully talk to him [Mullen] or see him at some point and we’ll share a good moment.”