Stephen Curry erupted for 51 factors on Wednesday night time because the Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Wizards 144-122 on residence courtroom.
The 2-time MVP achieved the feat in simply 32 minutes as he knocked down 11 of 16 three-pointers, taking pictures 15-for-24 from the sphere total and 10-for-10 from the charity stripe. Curry, who didn’t even enter the courtroom within the remaining quarter, additionally added 5 rebounds and three assists.
Over the past 4 years, the Warriors have revolutionized the league with their reliance on three-pointers and Curry’s efficiency from past the arc was merely gorgeous. To place issues into context, he has now scored 11 or extra three-pointers in six video games in his profession, whereas no different participant in NBA historical past has achieved the feat greater than as soon as and all different gamers in NBA historical past have performed so a mixed seven occasions.
The three-time NBA champion has made 33 three-pointers this season, greater than the Los Angeles Clippers, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder have managed as an entire. The Clippers have knocked down 29 three-pointers, whereas the Cavs and the Thunder have sunk 28 and 26 photographs from past the arc respectively.
In NBA historical past, solely 4 gamers—Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, Jason Terry and Kyle Korver—have made extra three-pointers than Curry.
“It’s simply a type of nights you simply have a lot enjoyable taking part in the sport,” he advised USA At present. “Taking some dare photographs and attempting to maintain that for so long as I’m on the market on the ground.”
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts to the gang chanting ‘MVP’ throughout their sport towards the Washington Wizards at ORACLE Enviornment on October 24 in Oakland, California. Curry completed the sport with 51 factors. Ezra Shaw/Getty Photographs
The Warriors level guard grew to become solely the second participant to notch a 50-point sport this season, only a day after Blake Griffin achieved the feat because the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 133-132 in Detroit and his level haul was solely three wanting his career-high 54.
Wednesday night time additionally marked the sixth time the 30-year-old has handed the 50-point threshold in a sport and was his highest level tally since February 25, 2016. It additionally matched Curry’s finest ever efficiency on the Oracle Enviornment, equalling the 51 factors he scored towards the Dallas Mavericks in 2015.
In accordance with ESPN Stats & Information, Curry was solely the fourth participant over the past 10 seasons to attain 50 or extra factors within the first three quarters of a sport, becoming a member of Klay Thompson, Carmelo Anthony and James Harden.
Chants of “MVP” rang across the Oracle Enviornment and Warriors head coach was left nearly speechless by Curry’s efficiency.
“He was, I don’t even know how one can describe what I witnessed tonight, superb, video-game stuff,” he stated. “A few of the taking pictures was simply mind-boggling. No person’s ever performed what he’s doing.”
His counterpart, Scott Brooks, was equally impressed with Curry, admitting there was little the Wizards may have performed to cease him.
“He is a particular participant, particular scorer, particular shooter and he is taking 35-foot photographs,” Brooks was quoted as saying by NBC.
“It is laborious to double-team a man that far out and he makes them. He makes them like they’re layups. By no means seen something prefer it. You are watching a generational participant. There’s not lots of these guys arising by means of the ranks.”
Source from newsweek