Watch Stephen Curry torch the Pelicans for a record 24 first-quarter points

In case you forget how devastating Stephen Curry can be with a basketball in his hands, he reminded us on Tuesday night in the Golden State Warriors’ 111-95 win over the New Orleans Pelicans to start the season. 

Curry torched the Pelicans for 24 points in the first quarter, making 9 of his 13 shots, including 4 three-pointers. He was the Human Torch yet again, but what’s new?

And, of course, Curry’s performance set a record for the most points scored in the first quarter of a season opener in the last 20 years. How could we not expect this from the greatest shooter ever?

Check out all 24 of his first quarter points:

Overall, Curry finished with 40 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds. Not a bad start to his MVP defense.