Fans go nuts as Curry drops 51, flirts with record for 3's in game
UPDATE: Stephen Curry finished with 51 points and 11 3-pointers Wednesday night, just missing the record of 12. It's his fourth time scoring 50 or more, and second this season.
Curry said tying the record was on his mind, but he didn't start popping shots just to reach it as the game got out of hand.
"I was kind of searching but not trying to force with where the game was," Curry said. "You can't mess around with the basketball gods trying to chase a record if the game doesn't call for it."
Draymond Green had his 10th triple-double of the season, a new team record, and almost no one noticed. Read more about the game HERE.
No record is safe when it comes to Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
Forget that pursuit of 72 wins for now. In Wednesday's game at Washington, Curry is currently challenging the record for most 3-pointers in a game. And it took him less than one quarter to make a run at it.
Curry scored 25 points in the first quarter, hitting 7 of 8 3-point attempts. The NBA record for 3's in a game is 12, held by Kobe Bryant and a former Golden State Warrior. Can you guess who it is? (Click here for the answer.)
The only way to cool off Steph Curry https://t.co/gU4duP6mau— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) February 4, 2016
John Wall Goes Off For 40-10 And Still Gets Out Played By Stephen Curry pic.twitter.com/x0b0ynXL6J— #BeKindRewind (@LuisKingBey) February 4, 2016
Steph Curry through 1 half:— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 4, 2016
•36 Pts, most in 1st in half in career
•8 threes, most in any half in career
•13/14 FG pic.twitter.com/qo1B4cBXRL
Steph Curry is on fire tonight ... and he got the best of John Wall: https://t.co/FxFr5phUXx— ESPN (@espn) February 4, 2016
What the rim looks like for Steph Curry: pic.twitter.com/IDFiwEBELf— RUSS BENGT$ON (@russbengtson) February 4, 2016
Steph Curry's seven made 3’s in the 1st quarter are the most made 3’s he’s ever had in any quarter of his career pic.twitter.com/QJlVxt8X2A— FOX Sports Live (@FOXSportsLive) February 4, 2016
Can't wait to watch Steph curry chase Westbrook around #TripDub— OKC Thunder (@OKC_NBA_Thunder) February 4, 2016