The Golden State Warriors may have lost a thrilling 119-114 game to the Boston Celtics, snapping a four-game winning streak, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort from Steph Curry.
Curry, who exploded for 47 points, seven rebounds and three assists on 15 of 27 shooting (11 of 19 from three), just continues to do the impossible.
It took a Herculean effort from Celtics star Jayson Tatum, who had 44 points of his own, to spoil Curry’s big night.
As good as Steph was during the loss, it’s even crazier to take into account his current streak.
First, tonight was his tenth straight game scoring 30 or more, which tied Kobe Bryant’s record for most consecutive 30-point games by a player aged 33 or older.
He’s also now the third man to have four 40-point games in a calendar month. He joins Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant in that rare field, and he’s still got a third of April left. Curry is averaging 39.9 points this month.
At this point, you’d have to be actually be insane to discredit the man, who is a generational talent that has forever changed the game of basketball with his unreal shooting.
Oh, and we’re not even done with the records Steph set today. He also padded his lead in the standings for most games with 10 or more threes made.
The man has 20 now. His Splash Brother Klay Thompson is second on that list with five.
It’s unreal to watch Curry continue to play at such a high level, and while the Warriors have gotten mixed results at 5-4 in April, they’re still in the mix for a play-in position.
They’re currently ninth with a 28-29 record, and are close to the Spurs who have a 26-28 record in tenth place.
There are certainly no realistic title hopes for the Warriors this season, but if anything, their fans should be happy to witness their star player continue to perform at an elite level.
If all things work out, and Klay Thompson can come back strong next year, their title window with this core may not be quite over yet.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though. For now, let’s just enjoy and appreciate the fact that we get to watch Curry play for a few more seasons.