Steph Curry has written himself yet another page in the Golden State Warriors history book. He has surpassed Wilt Chamberlain’s record points tally for the franchise in last night’s 116-107 win over the Denver Nuggets.
Curry recorded his latest 50+ point game when scoring 53 points in the Warriors win, which moves them onto a 26-28 record for the season. The defeat left the playoff-chasing Nuggets on 34-20.
Curry scored almost three times as many points as Warriors’ next top scoring player, Draymond Green with 18 and he overshadowed the Nuggets star Nikola Jokic who only connected for 27 points in the game.
HISTORY FOR STEPH CURRY‼️
He’s now the all-time leading scorer in Warriors history, passing Wilt Chamberlain 👏 pic.twitter.com/3nYqrHEs8t
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 13, 2021
Surpassing A Legend
The record was just one of a number of records that Curry could surpass over the
next couple of years. In his 12 seasons, he has now amassed 17,818 points in total for the Warriors, Chamberlain had scored 17,783.
Incredibly, Chamberlain scored those points across just six seasons and 429 games. Curry took double the amount of time and 745 games to surpass that mark.
Curry’s current Warriors teammate Klay Thompson is eighth on the list with 11,995 points scored.
Chamberlain’s status in the NBA as a true legend is undiminished and he holds records for points scoring in particular, that look impossible to beat. So, for Curry to achieve this with Golden State Warriors is a big achievement. It is never easy surpassing a legend.
In addition to this, Curry’s 53-points mark means that he became the 7th player in NBA history to record multiple seasons with three or more 50-point games.
Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr spoke enthusiastically about Curry’s achievement stating:
“It’s just an incredible feat. Passing Wilt in anything statistically is sort of remarkable because his name is just all over the NBA record books. So the fact that Steph is about to break that record is just incredible and obviously a testament to what he’s done here in his 12 years, what an impact he’s made.”
Picked at number 7 in the 2009 draft, Curry has been a standout player for the Warriors throughout his 12-year career.
“I don’t know if breaking that record even tells the story”, Kerr continued.
“Because what Steph brings goes so far beyond points. It’s the impact on his teammates, on the community, on the organization, style of play. Just how unique he is as an individual; he changed the game. He’s inspired all the young NBA point guards who have come up to become much better shooters. He’s changed the game – so as awesome as this accomplishment is, passing Wilt, it’s just one of many for Steph.”
Round Up Of Monday Night Games
In other games on Monday Night, the Los Angeles Lakers were once again defeated as the New York Knicks took full advantage of the weakened Lakers team to earn a 111-96 win. That defeat keeps the Lakers in fifth place in the Western Conference with the Knicks moving to 8th in the Eastern Conference.
The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Dallas Mavericks 113-76, but the other conference-topping team the Utah Jazz went down to a 121-125 defeat to the Washington Wizards. There were also wins for the Spurs, Grizzling, Pelicans and Suns who defeated the Magic, Bulls, Kings and Rockets respectively.