On Monday night, it didn’t take long for Steph Curry to make history at Chase Center.
With 21 points in the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets, Curry etched his name at the top of Golden State’s record books to pass Wilt Chamberlain as the franchise’s all-time scoring leader.
Heading into Monday’s tilt against the Nuggets, Curry needed 18 points to tie Chamberlain’s franchise-best 17,783 points with the Warriors. The seven-time All-Star point guard exploded in the first quarter to officially pass Chamberlain on a layup with 1:40 remaining in the opening quarter.
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Following his 21 point flurry in the first quarter, Curry sits at the top of Golden State’s history books with 17,786 points and counting. On his way to passing Chamberlain’s mark, the two-time Most Valuable Player tallied 32 or more points in his last six contests. Over his recent six-game stretch, Curry is averaging 36 points on 52.6% from the field and 43.2% from beyond the arc during that span.
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Along with the all-time scoring record, Curry captured the Warriors’ all-time assist lead with a dime against the Los Angeles Lakers in March. At 33-years-old, Curry will have the opportunity to create serious separation at the top of Golden State’s record books.