Stephen Curry, man. What else is there to say? The Golden State Warriors superstar has been on an absolute tear to start the season, scoring at an inhuman level similar to his unanimous MVP season. He has catapulted himself back on top of the league with his play, as he looks to lead his team back to the Finals.
Friday's matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers gave Curry another shot at history, and he delivered. Stephen Curry surpassed Bulls legend Scottie Pippen on the all-time scoring list, earning himself the 62nd spot on the famed list.
Stephen Curry has passed Scottie Pippen (18,940 points) for 62nd place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) November 27, 2021
Curry's 32-point outing against the Blazers powered the Warriors to an easy 118 – 103 win. They have improved to 17 – 2, keeping alive a winning streak that points to a potential Finals appearance from this squad. While the whole team has been excellent throughout the season, Stephen Curry has been the main attraction because of his insane scoring ability.
This achievement by Curry over Scottie Pippen might be cathartic for some Warriors fans. The famed Hamptons 5 team were among the things Pippen dissed recently, as he claimed that his Bulls teams would easily defeat that superteam. While there's no realistic way of proving Pippen wrong, Warriors fans can feel good knowing that Curry has beat Pippen in at least one thing.
As for the Warriors, they face another tough team two days from now. They are set to visit the Los Angeles Clippers, who have also been quietly racking up wins this season. Another statement victory from this squad will likely squash any doubts about the legitimacy of this team. Can they keep their winning streak alive against Paul George?