A night after losing for just the third time this season, the Warriors turned to the reigning MVP and got a performance very much befitting an MVP — or future Hall of Famer.
Stephen Curry made nine shots on one of the more unique shooting nights in recent memory, scoring 26 points on eight 3-pointers and one dunk as Golden State had little trouble with the Lakers, winning 116-98 to improve to 37-3 on the season.
Just how rare was the performance for the best shooter in the game right now (and in a growing number of people’s eyes, the best ever)? Only four other people in the NBA took as many 3-point shots as Curry made on Thursday night, including opposing point guard D’Angelo Russell, who was a woeful 2 of 10 from behind the arc.
It was also a night unlike any night ever seen before: It was Curry’s 18th career game with at least eight 3-pointers made — the most such games in NBA history.
But it was the lone 2-point basket Curry made that really had the Oracle Arena crowd buzzing.
Just how rare was Curry’s dunk?
@JacobPadilla_ Now 1370 career three-pointers, 19 career dunks for Stephen Curry. One more career dunk than Kyle Korver now.