Tim Chartier: Curry on Fire
Huffington Post Sports - almost 5 years
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lit up Madison Square Garden last week, scoring 54 points for a career high. Curry had the best shooting performance of his career and the best by any player this season.
Steph Curry was hot. How hot? Here are the numbers:
54 points, most points scored in a game this season
11-13 on three-point shots
7-7 from the FT line
23 points in the 2nd quarter
6 rebounds, which led the team
7 assists, which led the team
Curry, for the first time in his career, played every second of a game that was up for grabs until the last 30 seconds. In some games, players pad their stats after the outcome is clear. Every shot Curry took mattered.
What was so special about Curry's night?
Only seven players in NBA history have ever scored more at Madison Square Garden. Wilt Chamberlain (six times!), Elgin Baylor, Kobe Bryant, Bernard King (twice), Rick Barry, Richie Guerin and Michael Jordan.
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