By the time you’ve finished reading this sentence, you can assume Stephen Curry just drained another three. That’s how hot he was Wednesday night on his way to scoring an NBA season-high 54 points on an absolutely ridiculous 11-of-13 shooting from downtown. 11 of 13?! Those are video game numbers…with cheats.

Anybody who watched last night’s game has to feel lucky to have witnessed it. Yes, the Warriors were unable to get the win, but the outcome was overshadowed by one of the most impressive shooting performances the Warriors franchise, Madison Square Garden, and the game of basketball has ever seen. Players go off for 50-plus from time to time, but not necessarily in the manner in which Curry accomplished the feat. There are too many stats to choose from, so here’s a list. You decide your favorite.

    • Curry's 54 points is the most points scored by any player in the NBA this season, surpassing Kevin Durant's 52-point performance vs. Dallas on Jan. 18.
    • Curry's 54 points eclipsed his previous career high of 42 points (@Portland 04/14/10) and is the most points by a Warrior since Purvis Short scored 59 vs. New Jersey on Nov. 17, 1984.
    • The last player to score 54 in a game was Deron Williams, who had 57 on March 3, 2012 against the Bobcats. Like Curry, Williams' career-high came on the road.
    • Curry set a new franchise record with 11 3-pointers made. He fell just one 3-pointer shy of the all-time NBA record of 12 in game, held by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.

Download the official wallpaper commemorating Stephen Curry's record-setting performance.

    • Curry hit all three of his corner threes, while going 8-of-10 on above the break threes.
    • Curry did more than score, as he also led the Warriors in assists (7) and tied for the team-high in rebounds (6, with Festus Ezeli).
    • Curry became the first visiting player to score 50 points at Madison Square Garden since LeBron James in 2009.
    • Curry scored the most points in NBA history for a player with 10+ 3PTM. The previous record was held by Ray Allen with 47 points in '01-02.
    • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry scored more points in a loss to the Knicks than Stephen Curry did on Wednesday.

And if that weren’t impressive enough, consider Stephen Curry’s combined stat line over the last two games: 32-48 from the floor, 18-23 from 3, 10-11 from FT, 92 points, 11 assists. Read that over again. And again. 18-of-23? Those numbers can’t be right…

…But they are. Need proof? Here’s a shot chart from the past two games:

Stephen Curry became the first player in Warriors history to score 30-plus while hitting seven-or-more three-pointers in consecutive games (2/26-2/27).

Curry's 92 points in consecutive games is the most since Kobe Bryant had 97 back in February of 2009. Not bad for a guy who couldn’t quite earn his first ever All-Star selection just a month ago. I wonder if anyone has anything to say about that?


It was quite a night (well two, actually) for Stephen Curry, and not one he or Warriors fans will soon forget. Curry and the Dubs will be back in action on Friday, and don’t be surprised if the magic hasn’t quite run out yet.

As everyone now knows, Curry specializes in doing things in threes.

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