Told before Friday night's game that NBA.com had started including him among its MVP chatter, Stephen Curry quickly looked around the Warriors' locker room and then offered an innocent "Who me?" look.

A couple of hours later, he danced all over the new Barclays Center floor, seemed to make every shot he floated toward the rim and added some more supporters to an unlikely MVP campaign by leading the Warriors' 109-102 victory over Brooklyn.

Curry had 21 of his 28 points during a second-half outburst that included four rebounds, two assists, two steals and zero turnovers. He made his fifth three-pointer of the game with 9:22 remaining to tie it 89-89, grabbed a rebound that ended the Nets' next possession and, after a timeout, pushed the ball ahead to David Lee for a jumper and a lead the Warriors would not relinquish.

"He's a bad man; he's a bad man," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "I'll take him matching up against any point guard in this league. That's with complete respect for Deron Williams, but (Curry) is in that class."

The Warriors (12-7) have won five of their past six and seven of nine games, mostly because of Curry's elevated play. During the past five games, he's averaging 23 points on 57.6 percent three-point shooting, 9.4 assists and 2.8 steals to 1.8 turnovers.