Warriors’ Steph Curry Joins Legendary Wilt Chamberlain in Another Incredible Record

Published 02/07/2021, 12:49 AM EST
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


The Dallas Mavericks finally got their revenge from the Golden State Warriors. With all the Warriors’ centers absent from the roster, if they hadn’t won this time too, it would have been humiliating.

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Unfortunately for the Warriors, this game led them to slip down one place in the Western Conference standings, from seventh to the eighth position.

However, the Warriors’ loss was again overshadowed by the stellar performance of Steph Curry. In fact, he has joined one of the greats in another incredible record.

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Steph Curry does it again

Despite losing 134-132, nobody could take their eyes off of Warriors‘ Stephen Curry. His almost perfect handles and shooting the ball just a few steps away from the half-court line led him to finish the game with 57 points under his name.

If it weren’t for Maxi Kleber’s late three-pointer, the Warriors might have won this too.

Even though Curry’s contribution to the scoreboard didn’t get them a victory, he ended up linking his name once again to the legendary Wilt Chamberlain.

As per ESPN Stats and Info, “Stephen Curry joins Wilt Chamberlain as the only Warriors players with multiple 55-point games in a season. Tonight is Curry’s 9th career game with 11 3-pointers. Damian Lillard and Klay Thompson have the next most games with… 2.”

Just a few days ago, he had set a record that only Wilt Chamberlain had his name on. Both he and Wilt are the only two franchise players in history to score more than 17,000+ career points.

The Warriors had fans worried

When the game against Dallas started, the Golden State fans were shocked as they fell into an 18-2 hole. But with Draymond Green and Kent Bazemore’s help, they were only trailing by four points at the end of the fourth quarter.

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And of course, their comeback wouldn’t have been possible without Steph. Just by halftime, he had 30 points under the belt, showing why he is is the greatest shooter of all time.

However, it was the Warriors’ defense that became a cause of concern. If they defended without fouling so much, they wouldn’t have lost those extra 25 points. Other than that, if they can keep their players healthy, they can be a threat in the West.

Feb 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket past Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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