Steph Curry breaks Kobe Bryant’s consecutive-game record with over 30 goals
PHILADELPHIA – Stephen Curry took off his No.30 jersey and handed over sports bags full of memorabilia to a Delaware State soldier who stopped in uniform to shoot hoops on the playground with the children of the district.
“ It’s Curry! It’s Curry! A child shouted after Joshua Morris shot a long 3.
Curry put on a 3-point show in Philly, worthy of the Soldier’s efforts.
Curry hit 10 points from 3 points and scored 49 points to extend his scorching streak, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 107-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
Morris then gifted the kid on the video – he called him his “ hype man ” – a pair of Curry basketball sneakers. The video caught Curry’s attention and he invited Morris and his guests to the game. Curry posed for photos after the game and returned to the locker room shirtless.
“ It’s an amazing story … with the little kid he was passionate about, ” Curry said. “ I had to show him some love. The love he showed the young man and just the basis for the impact he shared. It is quite impressive. ”
Curry wasn’t that bad himself.
Curry’s 3 who tied the game at 86 have all given him 11 straight games with 30 or more points, overtaking Kobe Bryant for most players 33 or older. Curry, who turned 33 last month, also has the longest 30-point streak of play by a Warriors player since Wilt Chamberlain in 1964.
Curry played his fifth 40-point game in April and topped Bryant and Michael Jordan for most 40-point games in a month by a player 33 or older.
He buried 3s at the end of the fourth to beat the Warriors ahead of the best team in the Eastern Conference. Joel Embiid, who scored 28 for the 76ers, threw the ball late and Andrew Wiggins scored on the other end to put the game on the sidelines.
The Sixers played without All-Star Ben Simmons (illness) and starting forward Tobias Harris (20.5 points; sore right knee).
The Curry brothers clashed – yes, in the City of Brotherly Love – in a heated showdown from the first few minutes when Seth buried a 3 on his brother. Steph responded with a tough 3 at the end of the first quarter and had 20 points at the half.
Even for Curry, his recent series of sensational shoots ranked among the best of his career. He averaged 43.8 points (.573 FG%, .545 3P, 5.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists in four games last week. Curry even shook an injured left ankle that he flipped during of Saturday’s game against Boston to torch the 76ers.
“ There is something beautiful about it. It really is an art, ” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “ What he does is amazing to watch. No one in the history of this game has ever done what they are doing right now. ”
In the history of the game?
Sixers coach Doc Rivers agreed, even insisting in an argument with his older brother in Chicago to make Curry’s season rival anything Jordan has ever accomplished.
“ I don’t know if I’ve seen anything like the race it’s in before, ” Rivers said. “ I guarantee you no one scored (points) like they did. ”
Wiggins scored 16 points and Kevon Looney had 15 rebounds, a career high.
Seth Curry scored 15 points and Danny Green hit four 3s for 12 points. Embiid had 13 rebounds and was 11 of 14 from the free throw line.
“ He really is a unique force in the league today, ” Kerr said.
Curry has shown he is still the best player on the pitch. Golden State’s 29-29 record could prevent Curry from being considered an MVP, but the franchise’s top scorer – who has hit at least 10 3 for the sixth time this season – is still one of the best in the game. league.
Warriors: G Gary Payton II signed a second 10 day contract. … There was no timeline on F Juan Toscano-Anderson’s return from the concussion protocol. … C James Wiseman will rehabilitate the torn meniscus of his right knee at the Warriors facility.
76ers: Furkan Korkmaz and Mike Scott replaced Simmons and Harris in the starting lineup. … G George Hill made his 76ers debut after being acquired at the trade deadline. He had been out since the end of January after having had surgery on his right thumb. “ We’re not going to play it for several minutes in a row at the moment. We’re just going to try to relieve it, ” Rivers said. Hill was averaging 11.8 ppg and 3.1 pg with Oklahoma City. … Embiid received the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for March for his continued efforts to tackle homelessness in Philadelphia.
Doc Rivers is both Seth Curry’s trainer and stepfather. Rivers laughed when he said he saw retired NBA star Del Curry more than any other member of the family. Rivers said when he visited his granddaughter on Sunday, Steph Curry was also there to see his niece.
Warriors: Play Wednesday in Washington.
76ers: Suns host Wednesday.