Watch Stephen Curry torch the Hornets with 28 points in the third quarter

Published Dec. 3, 2015 5:09 a.m. ET

It was Dell Curry's night, but Stephen Curry predictably stole the show.

In what has seemingly become routine for Curry, the reigning MVP lit up the Charlotte Hornets with with 28 third-quarter points (10-for-11 shooting, 5-of-5 three-point shooting), finishing with 40 points overall in the Golden State Warriors' 116-99 victory on "Dell Curry Night" on Wednesday. 

You have to watch Curry's insane performance, which included 24 straight points to end the period in front of his hometown fans, to believe it:

The game was over by the end of the third quarter, a Warriors tradition dating back to last season. After the game, Klay Thompson said Curry's performance was "normal now," to emphasize just how ridiculous Curry has been lately, and perhaps he's right.

Curry has now had four games in which he's had 40-plus points heading into the fourth quarter; James Harden is the only other player to accomplish that feat, and he's done it once. Curry leads the league with six 40-point games this season, and that was his fifth time with 20-plus points in a quarter, which also leads the NBA. 

Dell Curry was honored at halftime by the Hornets for the 10 years he spent with the franchise, which may have sparked his son after a "quiet" first half of only 12 points. The two did a brief pre-game interview together for FOX Sports South, and Dell asked Steph not to ruin his night, to which Steph replied, "No promises."

Steph gonna Steph.