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Warriors’ Stephen Curry gets Carolina Panthers jersey after birthday win

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots next to New York Knicks guard Langston Galloway (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, March 14, 2015. The Warriors won 125-94.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots next to New York Knicks guard Langston Galloway (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, March 14, 2015. The Warriors won 125-94. AP

Birthday boy Stephen Curry received a postgame locker room visit from Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who gifted Golden State’s All-Star point guard from Charlotte with a football jersey sporting his No. 30.

What a way to celebrate turning 27. The Warriors’ guard had a snazzy cake and new sneakers, too.

Curry, a former Davidson star, dazzled for 25 points and 11 assists, and the Warriors beat the New York Knicks 125-94 on Saturday night for their eighth straight home victory.

Curry was serenaded with a “Happy Birthday” song from fans during one timeout.

“It was a fun night all the way around,” Curry said. “It’s special that they’re having fun.”

Curry ended the first half with a contested 3-pointer from the top of the arc as he leaned in and let it go, legs off balance. He finished 6 of 10 on 3s.

Klay Thompson added 27 points with six 3s, and the Splash Brothers combined for 29 points by halftime to highlight a 47-point second quarter that blew open the game.

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