Steph Curry Creates History With An Incredible Scoring Feat Only Topped By Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant

Published 05/07/2021, 5:54 AM EDT
Feb 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates making a three point shot against the Dallas Mavericks during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Whenever there is a conversation about the greatest shooter ever, there is one name that stands out – Steph Curry. The 33-year-old Dubs superstar has been putting up video game numbers this season.

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Despite his team having a rather mixed season, Curry has been the constant offensive threat on the Warriors. In the 59 games he has played, Curry is averaging an insane 31.6 points, 5.8 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game.

Despite the rather lackluster supporting cast, Steph’s incredible offensive season has kept the Warriors in the play-in tournament, and they have a real chance to make it to the playoffs.

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Steph Curry joins elite company with his impeccable scoring

Curry continued his stellar run of form in their most recent game. Playing against a young OKC Thunder team, the 33-year-old scored a game-high 34 points, knocking down 6 of the 13 three-pointers he attempted.

This was his 35th game of the season, where he scored more than 30 points. What makes this achievement more incredible is that Curry is in his 12th season in the league. His tally of 35 such games has only been bested by Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, who had 44 and 36 such games, respectively.

With five games remaining in the regular season and given the form Steph is in, the 33-year-old will surely break Kobe‘s record. But breaking MJ’s insane record might be a tougher task for the red-hot Curry.

Why the Golden State Warriors might make it to the playoffs

The Golden State Warriors are by no means a contender in the West. With their dull supporting cast and the season-ending injury to Klay Thompson, the Dubs have seen a massive drop-off this season. But veterans Steph Curry and Draymond Green have kept the Warriors in the play in contentions.

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But the streaky Warriors will face very tough competition in the play-in. They might not have the necessary depth to win a playoff series, but even one game can change the whole dynamic.

Feb 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23) during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Often, Curry has shown that he can put up 40 point performances and carry the Dubs. If Steph gets going in the play-in game, the Dubs might very well pull off an upset and get to the playoffs.

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Apart from Curry, players like Kelly Oubre Jr. and Andrew Wiggins have shown glimpses of their offensive potential and can be a nuisance in the defensive end. Can Steph Curry lead the Warriors to a playoff spot this season?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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