Warriors’ Steph Curry On the Verge of Matching Kobe Bryant in Incredible Record Led by Michael Jordan

Published 04/13/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Apr 6, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors hadn’t bagged a big win against an elite team for a while now. So when they defeated one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, the Denver Nuggets, it came as a big relief. Even though they are still standing tenth in the West, it improved their record to 25-28. However, the bigger reason to celebrate for the Warriors was also that their star player, Steph Curry, was making and breaking records left and right. In one night, he etched his name in the history of the NBA twice.

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One more page for Steph Curry in the history books

The Golden State Warriors haven’t had an easy season. Struggling to make their way up in the league without Klay Thompson has been a concern since the beginning. But Stephen Curry is the glue holding them together. Despite not getting very far with the Warriors this season, Curry’s individual success continues to reach new heights.

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While playing the Denver Nuggets, in just the first quarter itself, he had bagged 19 points. Not that unusual for Steph, right? But thanks to that score, he passed the legendary Wilt Chamberlain to become the franchise’s all-time scoring leader. Fans have seen Curry perform over the years, and it was only a matter of time before this would happen.

However, that wasn’t enough for Steph. He even went ahead and finished the night with a whopping 53-point performance, along with shooting 14 of 24 from the field and dropping 10 out of 18 of his three-pointers.

In fact, Curry is not far from matching the other greats like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, who have achieved this feat several times.

What are the Golden State Warriors missing?

Despite him playing top-notch basketball, Curry’s Warriors keep on plummeting down in the standings. They haven’t been able to stretch wins and go on winning streaks and have shown inconsistency throughout.

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It is only thanks to Steph that their head is still above the water. Unfortunately, the two-time MVP does not get enough spacing from his supporting cast. This means that Curry needs more shooters to do better. Only if Klay Thompson was here, the story would have been so much more different.

Apr 9, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) scores during the third quarter against the Washington Wizards at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Nevertheless, Curry has proved that he will always move in an upward trajectory, but the question is if he can still take the Warriors up there with him.

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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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