Golden State Warriors Point Guard Steph Curry made history during Monday night's matchup against the Denver Nuggets. During a 21-point performance in the first quarter, the Golden State Warriors point guard became the franchise's leading scorer with 17,783. By doing so, Curry passed Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee Wilt Chamberlin who set the record back in 1965 with the San Francisco Warriors.
"Anytime you hear his name, it's kind of daunting because you know his records are so hard to -- some of them are even impossible to eclipse, I think. You understand how great of a player he was," the three-time NBA Champion said about breaking Chamberlain's record.
"I can't remember how many games he played as a Warrior, and how many I've played, but to be anywhere near him in any record book or now be on top, it's surreal, and it's wild. Because if you grow up in the game of basketball and you hear his name, you know it's something extremely special, no matter what it is."
Curry added to his record-breaking performance as the game went on. He shot 14-24 from the field, 10-18 from beyond the three-point line and 15-16 from the free throw line. As the final buzzer sounded, he finished with 53 points, six rebounds and four assists. Most importantly, the Warriors finished with a nine-point win over the Nuggets and moved one game within the San Antonio Spurs for the ninth spot in the Western Conference.
Unfortunately, it wasn't all smiles during the final moments of the Warriors-Nuggets game. With less than a minute to go, NBA star Jamal Murray fell to the floor with a non-contact knee injury. Denver Nuggets Head Coach Mike Malone said that Murray may have hyperextended his knee, but the will undergo further tests to identify the exact injuries.
"My heart goes out to him," Curry said in a post-game interview.
"I hope that he gets the best news possible. I was right there when he went down and that's always tough. Any injury in this game, but one in that kind of situation -- I hope that he gets good news and he has a speedy recovery. He's such an amazing talent, you saw what he did last year."
The Warriors will look to extend their two-game winning streak against the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 14. Meanwhile, the Nuggets will welcome the Miami Heat to Denver.
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