Stephen Curry erupted for 40 points and 10 3-pointers to guide the Golden State Warriors to victory against the Magic on Thursday night. The victory over Magic was a follow up of Tuesday’s victory over Spurs.
In his 37 minutes on the court, Curry dropped 40 points and secured 8 rebounds and 5 assists as well to take Warriors to 14-12.
Majority of Curry’s points were from 3 pointers and saw him set a new record of his own. It was his 17th career game with 10 3-pointers, more than the next 5 players on the list combined (16).
Stephen Curry has his 17th career game with 10 3-pointers. That is more than the next 5 players on the list combined (16).
Klay Thompson, James Harden, Damian Lillard, JR Smith and Zach LaVine have 16 games with 10 3-pointers. pic.twitter.com/ErQc0Ro7SeAdvertisementAdvertisement
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 12, 2021
The latest record only enhances his profile as one of the prolific shooters in the NBA currently, with the player also noted for the 105 3-pointers he shot during practice.
The matchup itself was a competitive one, with both Warriors and Magic leading at different points of the game. Warriors took an early lead in the first quarter as they finished with a 29-19 score.
Orlando Magic then came in strongly in the second quarter and before the break with a 36-18 lead, only for the Warriors to return to the driving seat with a 37-25 win.
The Golden State Warriors then finished the matchup with the smallest of margins in the last quarter with a 27-25 score to take the total score to 111-105.
In the other matchups, Eastern conference leaders, Philadelphia 76ers lost against the Portland Trail Blazers 118-114 while Celtics also emerged triumphant over Raptors.
NBA results (11th February, 2021)
Below are the results from last night’s games.
Celtics 120-106 Raptors
Rocket 94-101 Heat
Pistons 95- 111 Pacers
Warriors 111-105 Magic
Trail Blazers 118-114 76ers