Stephen Curry is back to doing Steph Curry things. The Golden State Warriors superstar put himself back in the record books after another incredible shooting performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The two-time MVP snatched his 35th 30-point game this season and now joins Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan to be the only players to grab at least 35 30-point games in their 12th season (via ESPN Stats & Info).
Now that’s an elite club Stephen Curry has joined.
Stephen Curry now has 35 30-point games in his 12th season.
The only players with more 30-point games in their 12th season or later are Michael Jordan (44) and Kobe Bryant (36). pic.twitter.com/KfZDAEjZZl
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 7, 2021
Stephen Curry exploded for 34 points on 6/13 shooting from deep to push the Warriors to a big home rout against the visiting Thunder. The win helps Golden State hang on to the eighth spot in the West with a handful of games left in the regular season.
There were a lot of questions surrounding Stephen Curry entering his 12th season. With Klay Thompson out missing his second straight season, the Warriors were in a somewhat rebuilding mode with a bunch of new and young faces in the mix.
Stephen Curry played just five games last season and a lot of doubt was thrown at him and his squad coming into this season.
Unfortunately for all the Stephen Curry haters, the seven-time All-Star has proven them wrong yet again. The 33-year-old has been shooting lights out all season and is now averaging his best scoring output in his entire career.
Curry is now at 31.5 points per game on 5.3 threes per outing – both are career-highs.
Curry is on track to make his much-awaited playoff return and naysayers might want to stop counting these Warriors out.