Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry becomes the team’s all time-time leading scorer with 17,818 points and counting as the player finally overanked Wilt Chamberlain’s record after 57 years.
Curry scored 53 points – his ninth 50-point game – as the Warriors defeat Denver Nuggets 116-107 at Chase Center, Monday.
Curry was already 18 points away from Chamberlain’s record at the start of the game and has completely surpassed the tally in the first quarter. He went on to score 30 first-half point, a total of 10 three-pointers.
“It’s crazy … any time you hear his (Chamberlain’s) name, it’s kind of daunting because you know his records are so hard — some of them are even impossible to eclipse,” Curry, who was drafted by the Warriors in 2009, told reporters of becoming the leading scorer in franchise history.
“To be anywhere near him in any record book and to now be on top, it’s surreal and it’s wild.”
Denver’s chances of defeat has increase due to Jamal Murray’s, the team star guard, in the game’s final 50 seconds.
“We’re going to try and get some imaging of the knee and see what the injury is,” head coach Michael Malone told reporters after the game.
“Obviously, we’re a very down locker room. Yes, we lost the game, but I think everybody’s thoughts are with Jamal and hoping that he’s going to be okay.”