Stephen Curry continued his rich vein of form with a 49-point display against Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia 76ers. He etched several NBA records in the process that steered his side to a vital 107-96 win.
According to ESPN’s Marc J. Spears, the two-time MVP, recorded 46 three-pointers in the last five games. This is higher than the total franchise three pointers put in by Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards and more.
This feat also means that he broke his own record for the maximum three-pointers scored in a five-game stretch.
Other records broken by the player include the number of games in excess of 10 three pointers. With this display, Curry now has six such games while the rest of the league combined, have only five.
If we look deeper into the statistical aspect, ESPN Stats & Info claims that the Warriors ace now has the most games with 40 plus points by a player over the age of 33. Right from the display against the 76ers to the one against the Celtics, Curry now has five games in April over 40 points, thereby breaking the record Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant had set in place.
That is not all Curry broke. He also moved past Kobe Bryant’s record of the longest streak of games with 30+ points by a player aged 33 or more. With his display at the Wells Fargo Center, Curry has 11 consecutive games with over 30 points, tying Wilt Chamberlain for the franchise record.
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Steve Kerr was all praise for his star player and compared him to all-time greats like Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.
“I’ve seen Kobe Bryant early in his career, had a stretch where he went nuts,. “Obviously, Michael Jordan had some stretches where he just scored like crazy, but obviously nobody’s ever shot the ball like this in the history of the game. Even by Steph’s own lofty standards, this is above and beyond.” “ Warriors coach Steve Kerr said
“From Wilt’s (record) last week and then this streak, I’m obviously aware, But you don’t put too much pressure on yourself, you just play basketball.” Curry said following the landmark win
The Warriors are currently 29-29, and in the ninth place in the Western Conference table.
The next three opponents for Warriors over the course of the week include Washington Wizards, Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings.