NBA Player Stephen Curry[Photo :bleacherreport.com]
Warrior star guard Stephen Curry scored an NBA-season-high 50 points in Golden State’s 127-112 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
Curry finished the night 14-for-28 from the field, 9-for-19 from 3-point range and 13-for-13 from the free throw line, while chipping in 10 assists and seven rebounds in 35 minutes.
Stephen Curry scored 50 points and had 10 assists to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Atlanta Hawks 127-113 for their fifth straight win. The Hawks led by 15 points in the second quarter before the Warriors outscored them 41-20 in the third, 18 of which came from Curry.
The 33-year-old added 10 assists to give him his first double-double in a 50-point game.
Guard Trae Young scored a team-high 28 points for the Hawks.
The two-time MVP became just the third player in Warriors history to hit 50 points and 10 assists in the same game after Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry, while it was the 10th 50-point game of Curry’s career.
Curry who basked in the glory of the moment, electrifying the Warrior crowd by waving his arms and dominating during several stretches of the game. He scored the Warriors’ first 13 points and also delivered a 10-point unanswered scoring burst in the third quarter.
Curry gave the Chase Center fans in San Francisco a scare in the first quarter when he appeared to injure his shoulder. After seeking medical attention on the sidelines during a timeout, he decided to stay in the game.
Jordan Poole chipped in 16 points, while Andrew Wiggins had 13 for the Warriors. Trae Young scored 28 points and added nine assists to lead the Hawks.
Elsewhere, Nikola Jokic had 25 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his first triple-double of the season before being ejected late in the game as the Denver Nuggets beat the Miami Heat 113-96.
Jokic could face possible suspension for retaliating against the Heat’s Markieff Morris and shouldering him hard in the back during a dust-up late in the game. Morris was also ejected.
“I feel bad. I am not supposed to react that way. He bumped me. It was a dirty play and I needed to protect myself,” said Jokic.
The drama started when Morris shouldered Jokic in the midsection at half court with just under three minutes left.
Jokic returned the favour with a shoulder check from behind that sent Morris crashing to the floor. Medical personnel brought out a stretcher but Morris was able to get up and walk off the floor on his own.
“That was a very dangerous, dirty play,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.
The teams meet again November 29 in Miami.
In Los Angeles, Anthony Davis who had scored 32 points in overtime and added 12 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers halted a two-game losing skid with a 126-123 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.
Veteran Carmelo Anthony came off the bench to score 29 points and Russell Westbrook had a triple-double with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists as the Lakers won for the first time in three tries since LeBron James went on the injury list with an abdominal strain.