Video: Stephen Curry sets up dunk with backward, no-look touch pass

Sunday January 18th, 2015

Stephen Curry has eyes in the back of his head and the right combination of audacity and creativity to prove it.

With a little more than four minutes remaining in Golden State's 131-106 blowout victory against Houston on Saturday, Curry uncorked a pretty, backward, no-look touch pass to Harrison Barnes for a dunk.

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The highlight of the night unfolded with Curry deflecting an Alexey Shved pass in the backcourt and tipping it toward the paint so he could control it. After winning the one-on-one scrum for possession while going left-to-right across the paint, Curry scooped the ball backward with his right hand into the space that he had just vacated on the left wing. Barnes instinctively cut into the open space, retrieved the no-look pass off one bounce and finished the play with a strong two-handed slam. Curry's quick-witted steal and pass took less than five seconds to get from deflection to dunk.

Golden State bounced back from a Friday night loss to Oklahoma City to win for the ninth time in 10 games. Curry posted 27 points, 11 assists, seven rebounds and three steals. Klay Thompson added 27 points, five rebounds and five blocks in the win.

Dwight Howard paced Houston with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Five Rockets finished in double figures.

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Golden State improved to a league-best 32-6. Houston dropped to 28-13.

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