Warriors Stephen Curry Drops 53 in Win Over Nuggets
SAN FRANCISCO -- Stephen Curry became the all-time points leader in Golden State Warriors history on Monday night, passing Wilt Chamberlain's previous record of 17,783. It's a feat that even Curry himself had a hard time wrapping his head around because of Chamberlain's historical significance to the game.
"It's crazy," Curry said after scoring 53 points in Monday's 116-107 win over the Denver Nuggets. "Anytime you hear his name, it's kind of daunting because you know his records are so hard to -- some of them are even impossible to eclipse, I think. You understand how great of a player he was.
Curry finished the night 14-for-24 from the field, 10-for-18 from beyond the arc, and 15-for-16 from the free-throw line, delivering the type of dominating offensive performance that has defined his career. Curry became the seventh player in NBA history to record multiple seasons with three or more 50-point games -- the ninth time in his career he has scored 50 or more points.
Monday also marked the 18th time in Curry's career that he has made 10 or more 3-pointers in a game.