Stephen Curry Breaks Another Record as Warriors Crumble vs Miami

Published 12/29/2023, 12:53 AM EST

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In his 15 years in the NBA, Stephen Curry has grown accustomed to breaking records. Such is the legacy of the “Baby Faced Assassin”. However, the Golden State Warriors star has primarily set and broken records on the offensive side of the floor. The 35-year-old has changed the game as a scorer and three-point shooter, but an underrated aspect of his game is his defense and versatility. This is exactly what he has silently displayed over the years.

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The Miami Heat visited the Chase Center on their road trip in the West. Entering the game in the absence of their star forward, Jimmy Butler, the team, seemed to be staring down the barrel of defeat. However, they showed some incredible resilience, overcoming the streaking Warriors. While the Warriors faced this humiliation at home, Curry had a historic night.

Stephen Curry makes history amid Warriors’ struggle

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As a true point guard, Stephen Curry has unfortunately been overlooked throughout his career. The debate on whether the 2x MVP is truly the best point guard to ever grace the court or he is simply a shooting guard playing the position of the floor general has always been prevalent. However, the Warriors star has proved every doubter wrong with his all-round prowess. This was displayed in his most recent record for rebounding.

During the blowout loss to the Miami Heat, Stephen Curry silently moved up to 10th among the all-time rebounding leaders of the Warriors. The 35-year-old grabbed 4 rebounds during the process to achieve this phenomenal feat. He had an underwhelming outing on the offensive side, scoring a mere 13 points. However, this record may have come as a blessing in disguise for the 4x NBA Champion.

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Curry and the Warriors faltered throughout the game while the Heat exploited their shortcomings. With an energetic display, the Miami boys not out-hustled and outmatched the struggling Golden State. Curry found a silver lining on this disappointing day with his shocking record.

Curry joins some elite company

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The Golden State Warriors have boasted of some legendary names in their ranks over the years. From Wilt Chamberlain to Kevin Durant, some of the greatest names in the game have donned the blue and gold. With his rebounding prowess, the 15-year veteran Stephen Curry has etched his name alongside some of these greats of the franchise.

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Stephen Curry now has a total of 4,314 rebounds. With this feat, he surpassed Clifford Ray to grab the 10th spot on the Warriors’ all-time rebounding list. This leaderboard is led by the legendary Nate Thurmond, with 12,771 rebounds. He is followed by the 4x MVP, Wilt Chamberlain with 10,768 rebounds. Larry Smith, Clyde Lee, Paul Arizin, Neil Johnston, Draymond Green, Rick Barry and Joe Graboski fill up the rebounding list in the same order. Now, Curry has joined these legendary names, holding the 10th spot.

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With the Warriors struggling to rack up victories, Curry’s versatility will be of the utmost importance. The 9x All-Star will have to continue to show out on the defensive end too, grabbing rebounds and racking up steals to ensure the Warriors are on the right track. The absence of Draymond Green also plays a major role in Curry’s added responsibility.

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Sachit Kaundinya

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Sachit is an NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the NBA for several years and is deeply passionate about the sport and it?s strategic aspects. Combining his passion and desire to stay connected with basketball, Sachit pursued a writing career.
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Sameen Nawathe

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