Per ESPN, Stephen Curry poured in 49 points — 20 of them in the fourth quarter — in a 107-96 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night, becoming the first player in NBA history age 33 or older to score 30 or more points in 11 straight games — passing Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who scored at least 30 in 10 straight games in December 2002.
“I’ve seen Kobe Bryant early in his career, had a stretch where he went nuts,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Obviously, Michael Jordan had some stretches where he just scored like crazy, but obviously nobody’s ever shot the ball like this in the history of the game. Even by Steph’s own lofty standards, this is above and beyond.”
Curry is now averaging 39.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists over 10 games in April.
What’s really working for Curry during this recent stretch is his shooting touch from beyond the arc. The 33-year-old went 10-for-17 from long range on Monday night and has hit 54 3-pointers over his past six games.
“Twenty-one career games with 10 or more 3s,” Kerr said, almost not believing the words coming out of his mouth. “And Klay [Thompson] is second with five. And Steph’s had four in the last five [games]. Mind-boggling. Mind-boggling stuff.”