Stephen Curry shatters Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan’s old-man record with 40-point streak
Stephen Curry is from another planet. On Monday, the Golden State Warriors superstar had another electric performance that put him up there with the greats. Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant to be exact. Curry led the way with a 49-point eruption against the Philadelphia 76ers to grab another crucial win for the Warriors, 107-96.
In doing so, Curry has now passed Jordan and Kobe for most 40-point games in a single month by a player aged 33 or older. This was Curry’s fifth 40-point explosion this April (via ESPN Statistics & Information).
Stephen Curry finished with 49 pts tonight in a win vs the 76ers. It was his 5th 40-point game in April.
That passes Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan for most 40-pt games in a month by a player age-33 or older. pic.twitter.com/JhnrKr24n1
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 20, 2021
Curry has now climbed all the way to the top and leads the NBA in scoring with 31.4 points per game, eclipsing Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. He might be well on his way to his second scoring title, something both Jordan and Kobe know a whole lot about.
After missing a few games due to his tailbone, the two-time MVP has been on another level. In his past 11 games, Curry has been on video game mode and has been torching opponents. He knocked down another 10 three-pointers against the Sixers, his fourth time with 10 or more triples in the last five games.
More impressively, Curry’s scoring run has propelled the Warriors to new heights in the crucial stretch of the regular season. They’re now just a couple of games away from the seventh seed with at least a spot in the play-in tournament locked.
The scary part is, it appears Stephen Curry is not going to be slowing down anytime soon. The Warriors need him to keep the foot on the gas if they want to book a trip back to the NBA Playoffs.