Steph Curry scored 49 points in the Golden State Warriors’ 136-97 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night.
Curry added that he was aware that Bradley Beal had scored 50 points earlier that night. Curry is averaging a league-high 31.9 points per game on the season, with Beal in second-place at 31.1 points.
“Of course, I did. I know what he’s doing. He’s obviously been playing at a high level, but anytime somebody gets 50, you hear about it,” said Curry about the race for the scoring title with Beal.
The Warriors made a franchise-record 27 3s in the game, with Curry adding 11 3s.
Steve Kerr said that he was sure Curry would break Klay Thompson’s league record of 14 3s in a game “soon.”
“I’m sure he’ll get it. It’s just a matter of time the way he shoots the ball and the way the game has evolved. We shot 54 3s tonight, and I didn’t bat an eye. When I got here seven years ago, I could not have imagined our team taking 54 3s, but everything’s different now. And in an era where the 3-point shot is king, Steph is the best one of them all, so he’ll probably break that record some time soon.”