Stephen Curry officially won his second scoring title in his already Hall of Fame career. Usually, the last game of an NBA season doesn't mean much. But for the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry, this year was a little different. The Warriors are playing for a chance at the 8-seed in the postseason. At the same time, Curry needed a few more points to seal the deal for his second scoring title.
Steph Curry has officially won the 2020-21 NBA Scoring Title with this bucket 🙌pic.twitter.com/bWSqNgEdBk
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 16, 2021
Curry and Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal have been trading blows all season with colossal scoring numbers. Curry came into his last regular-season game averaging 31.8 points per game, and Beal right behind him with 31.4 points per game.
Beal, the second-leading scorer in the NBA, played first out of him and Curry. Sunday morning, Beal struggled early but managed to finish with 25 points which means Curry only needed three points to win the scoring title.
In the first quarter, Stephen Curry knocked down a floater, and the race was officially over for the Warriors guard. Curry formally was the 2020-21 scoring champ. It was the second time in his career winning the award.
Beal and the Wizards defeated the Charlotte Hornets 115-110 in their final game of the season. Beal finished his spectacular season, averaging over 31 points per game. The Wizards, who struggled early in the year, figured out how to put together some victories. Now Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook have the 8-seed in postseason play.
Meanwhile, Stephen Curry, who already owns the crown of NBA scoring champ for the second time, is battling it out with the Memphis Grizzlies in a crucial game to close out the season. The winner will receive the 8-seed in the play-in tournament. The loser will be the 9-seed and face the San Antonio Spurs. The Warriors are trying to build momentum headed to the tournament.