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Stephen Curry Scores 42 Points, Hits 11 3-Pointers in Win Over Pacers

Curry One of Five Active Players to Reach 23,000 Career Points

Stephen Curry made seven 3-pointers before his first miss, finishing with a game-high 42 points and 11 treys in the Warriors' 131-109 victory over the Pacers in Indiana on Thursday. The 10-time All-Star has eclipsed 40 points five times this season and will return to Indiana for the 2024 NBA All-Star Game later this month.

The Warriors held Pacers' All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton to just five points on 2-for-7 shooting and limited the league's top-ranked offense to just 109 points, about 15 points below their season average. The Dubs conclude their five-game road trip with a 4-1 record and have tied last season's total for road wins (11).

Golden State Warriors Highlights vs. Indiana Pacers

Team Leaders
Curry - 42Green - 8Podziemski - 7
Kuminga - 18Santos - 8Green - 5
Santos - 13Podziemski/Saric - 6Quinones/Wiggins - 5
Siakam - 16Siakam - 8Haliburton - 11
Turner - 15Turner - 7McConnell - 8
Smith - 14Smith - 5Nembhard - 3

Stephen Curry was on a heater in the first quarter, scoring 18 points on a perfect 6-for-6 from the field, with all of his attempts (and makes) coming from behind the arc. Curry's 18-point quarter tied his season-high in the first quarter and marked the most made 3-pointers he's had in any quarter this season. His career high for made 3-pointers in a quarter is seven, which he's done twice and his highest-scoring quarter without a miss came against the Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 21. 2021, when he scored 25 points on a perfect 9-for-9 from the field. 

Thursday's opening quarter was a stark contrast from Wednesday, when Curry finished the game with just nine points and the Warriors had a season-low 15 points in the first quarter. Curry doubled his total scoring output from the Sixers game in the first quarter on Thursday and the Warriors tripled their first-quarter point total with 45 points. 

Stephen Curry Goes 6-for-6 on 3-Pointers in First Quarter

Curry's acrobatic layup with 3.2 seconds remaining capped the first half on a 12-2 Warriors' run and gave him 29 points in the half — his second half this season with at least that many points. Curry only missed one of his 11 shot attempts in the half, hitting eight of his nine 3-point attempts. He tied his Splash Brother Klay Thompson for the most halves with eight-plus made threes (5) since play-by-play data was first tracked in 1996-97. 

Curry Hits 11 3s in Win Over the Pacers

Curry became one of five active players to reach 23,000 career points in the fourth quarter of Thurday's contest. Curry joins LeBron James, Kevin Durant, James Harden and Russell Westbrook to accomplish this feat. 

Stephen Curry sinks the shot at the buzzer

The Warriors won four of their five games during the road trip, with their lone loss coming in overtime despite 60 points from Curry. The Warriors are now 24-25 on the season, with an opportunity to return to .500 against the Phoenix Suns at Chase Center on Saturday. 

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Hours before their head-to-head matchup, the Warriors and Pacers were business partners on NBA Trade Deadline Day. The Warriors acquired a second-round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft from the Pacers in exchange for guard Cory Joseph, a 2025 second-round draft pick (top-55 protected from Charlotte) and cash considerations. 

The Warriors return to Chase Center to face the Phoenix Suns on Saturday.