Stephen Curry Lights Up The Garden
Golden State guard Stephen Curry was on fire Wednesday night in New York, scoring a career-high 54 points with 11 3-pointers in the Warriors' 109-105 loss to the Knicks.
Curry's shot chart vs. New York
|18-28 (64.3%)||11-13 (84.6%)||7-7 (100%)||83.9%||86.9%||-4|
Notes on Curry's performance vs. New York
- Curry's 54 points is the most points scored by any player in the NBA this season, surpassing Kevin Durant's 52-point performance vs. Dallas on Jan. 18.
- Curry's 54 points eclipsed his previous career high of 42 points (@Portland 04/14/10) and is the most points by a Warrior since Purvis Short scored 59 vs. New Jersey on Nov. 17, 1984.
- The last player to score 54 in a game was Deron Williams, who had 57 on March 3, 2012 against the Bobcats. Like Curry, Williams' career-high came on the road.
- Curry set a new franchise record with 11 3-pointers made. He fell just one 3-pointer shy of the all-time NBA record of 12 in game, held by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.
- Curry hit all three of his corner threes, while going 8-of-10 on above the break threes.
- Curry did more than score, as he also led the Warriors in assists (7) and tied for the team-high in rebounds (6, with Festus Ezeli).
- Curry became the first visiting player to score 50 points at Madison Square Garden since LeBron James in 2009.
- Curry scored the most points in NBA history for a player with 10+ 3PTM. The previous record was held by Ray Allen with 47 points in '01-02.
- According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry scored more points in a loss to the Knicks than Stephen Curry did on Wednesday.
- Curry couldn't get a shot off in the final minute. His final field-goal attempt came with the game tied at 105 and 1:28 to play, but it was blocked by Raymond Felton. The Knicks would score the final four points of the game to secure the 109-105 win.
More from this game
- Other than Curry, the Warriors starting lineup combined to score only 13 points on 6-22 (21.4%) shooting. The Warriors had two players other than Curry reach double figures -- Jarrett Jack (14) and Carl Landry (15) -- with both coming off the bench.
- Tyson Chandler set a new career high with 28 rebounds (including 13 in the first quarter alone) for the Knicks. He grabbed 36.8% of available rebounds while he was on the floor. His previous career high came in 2007 against the Memphis Grizzlies.
- Carmelo Anthony scored a team-high 35 points, while J.R. Smith had 26, including six 3-pointers and the bucket that put the Knicks up for good with 1:10 to play.
Curry's 54-point performance came on the second night of a back-to-back against Eastern Conference division leaders. Take a look at Curry's numbers from the two games combined.
Curry's shot chart from the past two games (@ Indiana, @ New York)
|32-48 (66.7%)||18-23 (78.3%)||9-10 (90.0%)||85.4%||87.1%||-16|
Notes on Curry's last two games
- Curry's 92 points in consecutive games is the most since Kobe Bryant had 97 back in February of 2009.
- Despite Curry's tremendous shooting performances over the last two nights, the Warriors lost both games, to the Central-leading Pacers and the Atlantic-leading Knicks, respectively.
- Curry had a plus/minus of -16 during the two games.