Golden State Warriors superstar guard added another accomplishment to his long list of records by becoming the fifth player in the Golden State Warriors franchise to score 15,000 points.
Curry achieved the feat on Monday night after he scored 20 points in his team’s 110-93 victory against the visiting Memphis Grizzlies. The widely popular NBA player joins Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Paul Arizin and Chris Mullin in the list. In the Warrior’s win, Kevin Durant also scored 23 points to go with five assists and passed Larry Bird (21,791) for 33rd place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Klay Thompson contributed 16 points with five rebounds.
Golden State led by as many as 25 points in the second quarter in quickly turning the game into
a rout. That allowed coach Steve Kerr to rest many of his regulars as the Warriors began a
busy stretch with eight games before the end of the year, including Christmas night
(Dec. 26, PHL time) at home against LeBron James and the Lakers.
Marc Gasol had 15 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Grizzlies, who lost their third
straight and fifth in six. This marked Memphis’ final visit to Oracle Arena before the Warriors
move to new Chase Center in San Francisco next season. Omri Casspi added a season-high 20
points against his former team. Jonas Jerebko made Golden State’s only two three’s in the opening quarter and finished 16 points off the bench.