Curry scores 51, now 5th all time in made 3s
3:18 AM ET
OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry scored 51 points and moved up to fifth on the NBA’s all-time 3-pointers list after knocking down 11 treys in a 144-122 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
The two-time MVP finished the night shooting 15-for-24 from the field, 11-for-16 from beyond the arc and 10-for-10 from the free throw line, to go along with five rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes of play. Curry did not see action in the fourth quarter.
“I don’t even know how to describe what I witnessed tonight,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Amazing. Video game stuff.”
Fans at Oracle Arena showered Curry with MVP chants throughout the night as he made the game look easy. Curry tied his career high for points at Oracle, matching the 51 he scored against the Dallas Mavericks in 2015.
“Everything felt in rhythm,” Curry said, noting that he knew it would be a special night late in the first quarter. “You start to get good looks, you don’t have to force anything to find them and you can just repeat that same motion and it’s going in. The crowd gets into