April 3 (UPI) -- Polish center Marcin Gortat had absolutely no shot defending Stephen Curry Sunday at Oracle Arena.
His weaknesses at manning the speedy Golden State Warriors guard were on full display in the first quarter, when the two-time MVP embarrassed the Washington Wizards big man with a series of jukes and shot fakes.
Curry began the sick series by dribbling with his left hand around a pick on the elbow. He dove in toward the rim and ducked under Gortat, forcing him into the air. He then passed the ball to the wing, before calling for it again on the 3-point baseline. Curry got the ball back, facing up Gortat again. He first faked a 3-point attempt, forcing Gortat into the air. He then faked his dribble around Gortat, as the center lost track of the basketball wizard. Curry then splashed in his open look at the goal while Gortat had his back turned.
Gortat, 'The Polish Hammer,' stands at 6-feet, 11-inches and 240 pounds. 'The Baby-Faced Assassin' is 6-foot, 3-inches and 190 pounds.
The Warriors won the matchup 139-115. Curry poured in an impressive 42 points and had eight assists, while Gortat chipped in 15 points in the loss.