A record breaking night for Steph Curry accompanied a vintage scoring outburst from the superstar guard as Golden State topped the Denver Nuggets 116-107.
The future Hall of Famer passed Wilt Chamberlain to now be the all-time leading scorer in Warriors franchise history on a night where he scorched the Nuggets for 53 points on 14-for-24 shooting from the floor.
On a trademark drive to the rim in the first half, Curry used his nifty handle to slice his way to the rack for a right handed lay-up, flexing after the make before raising both hands to the air and blowing a kiss to the heavens.
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The basket gave him 17,784 for his career, with the 18,000-point mark well within reach this season with 18 games to play after tonight's matchup with the Denver Nuggets.
Remarkably, Chamberlain tallied his 17,783 points with the franchise in just 429 games, averaging an absurd 41.9 points per game in that stretch. Curry topped Chamberlain in his 745th game with the team.
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Topping 50 points for the third time this season, Curry became just the seventh player in NBA history to have three such performances in multiple seasons. Burying 10 of 18 attempts from long range, it was the 18th time in his career he has knocked down ten triples. Klay Thompson is second on the all-time list of games with at least 10 triples with five.
It's the latest set of records to tumble for Curry, who now sits on 2,719 3-point makes for his career, trailing only Ray Allen on 2,973 for the all-time NBA record. On current pace, Curry would pass Allen during the 2022 season.
Curry is averaging 30.4 points per game on the season, which tops his previous career-best mark of 30.1 in 2016, the year he won his second MVP award.
The Warriors are currently holding down the 10th seed in the Western Conference, just one game ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans for the final play-in tournament seed.
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