This 2022–23 season, Stephen Curry is still a firecracker. He continues to be a bright spot for the Golden State Warriors despite their current struggles thanks to his Michael Jordan-like performances.
On Wednesday night, the Warriors lost to the Phoenix Suns 130-119, proving that once more. Curry actually had a game-high 50 points, nine rebounds, and six assists. The Dubs sharpshooter nearly outscored the rest of the team’s starters, who scored just 52 points in total while shooting 17 of 28 from the field and 7 of 11 from beyond the arc.
Curry, as usual, set a new scoring record. He just about tied Jordan for the second-most 50-point games after reaching 30 years old, according to ESPN Stats and Info. In his 30s, the 34-year-old great has now put on six such performances; Wilt Chamberlain is the only player with more, with seven.
Curry’s current form and the fact that Golden State must rely on him offensively make it easy to predict that Steph will eventually tie and surpass Chamberlain’s record this season.
Michael Jordan and Stephen Curry have recently been mentioned in the same sentence. Most recently, he scored 40 points in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and 47 points in a defeat to the Sacramento Kings to become the oldest player since MJ to record back-to-back 40-point games.
Curry would likely prefer to achieve the team victory over the personal record, but Warriors supporters may still be content despite their up-and-down season.