Curry had 19 total points before the 4th quarter. However, challenging the greatest shooter of all time is not a good idea. It all started with KPJ mean-mugging Steph in the 3rd quarter with 4 minutes left in the ball game.
KPJ kept staring at Curry after fouling. Curry being Curry didn’t even acknowledge him and went on to reply with his game. He locked him up defensively and then went on to hit a 3.
After that in the 4th quarter, Stephen Curry went berserk. Every shot he made found its way in the net. He scored 21 points alone in the 4th quarter to extend the winning streak of GSW by 6.
The 2 times MVP ended the night with 40 points on 7 of 14 shooting from behind the arc and racked up 9 assists. He made 4 of his 7 threes including 21 total points in just the 4th quarter.
Another night, another record for Stephen Curry
Tonight, Steph had his 37th career 20+ point quarter. He surpassed Kobe Bryant who had the most 20+ points in a quarter since 1996.
The 9 times All-Star acknowledged breaking Kobe’s record and said “Man, passing Kobe Bryant, That’s nice”. Kobe is always regarded as one of the greatest scorers to ever play the game.
Thus breaking one of his scoring records is a big deal. Scoring 20+ points in just a quarter might be worth someone’s whole game and Curry has now done that 37 times.
Another night, another milestone. pic.twitter.com/LxrjeQLEZO
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) February 1, 2022
Steph finally broke through his slump. After a dozen of poor shooting games, Curry finally got back to his usual self. Even though it’s just one game a player like Steph only needs that one light to erupt for the upcoming games.
He even acknowledged it himself that “you always feel like the next shot is going to start the whole vibe”. If this continues we might see No.30 back into the MVP conversation and also might take home his 3rd MVP.