In a dazzling display of precision and skill, Stephen Curry, the maestro of three-pointers, etched his name even deeper into the annals of NBA history on Monday night. Curry's electrifying performance saw him score 32 points, including five breathtaking three-pointers, as he extended his own NBA record.
The Golden State Warriors, grappling with a troubling six-game losing streak, emerged victorious with a 121-116 triumph over the Houston Rockets.
Curry's Unprecedented 3-Point Streak
Curry, already holding the prestigious title of the league's all-time leader in made three-pointers, achieved a historic feat by becoming the first player in NBA history to register four or more three-pointers in his initial 13 games of the season.
The nine-time All-Star and two-time MVP was in sublime form, shooting 8 of 14 from the field, with a remarkable 5 of 9 beyond the three-point arc. This season, Curry has consistently demonstrated his scoring prowess, boasting seven games with 30 or more points and an impressive ten games with at least 25 points.
Not to be overshadowed, Klay Thompson, who had been wrestling with a shooting slump, found his rhythm with a season-high 20 points. Thompson's resurgence was a much-needed boost for the Warriors, as he had struggled in previous games, shooting just 15 of 42 from the field, including a paltry 3 of 19 from three-point range.
However, Thompson came alive early in the game against the Rockets, sinking three three-pointers and amassing 12 points in the first quarter alone. He finished the game with a commendable 7 of 16 shooting and five successful three-pointers.
Chris Paul, a key contributor for the Warriors, added 15 points and dished out 12 assists, playing a pivotal role in securing Golden State's 12th consecutive victory against the Houston Rockets. Despite a valiant effort, the Rockets, who had suffered a one-point defeat to the Lakers the previous night, could not overcome a 14-point deficit, trailing by double digits for most of the game.
Alperen Sengun led the Rockets' charge with an impressive 30 points and 13 rebounds, Jabari Smith Jr. contributed 17 points, and Dillon Brooks and Jalen Green chipped in with 16 each.
The Rockets, still searching for their first road win this season, last tasted victory against the Warriors on February 20, 2020.
Despite a slow start, Curry left an indelible mark on the game, making a four-point play late in the second quarter and adding a pair of three-pointers. He capped off his historic night with his fourth three-pointer in the third quarter, propelling the Warriors to a commanding 100-87 lead.