Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry achieved a milestone on Saturday night as he became the first player since the late Kobe Bryant to score 30 or more points in 10 consecutive games at the age of 33. On Saturday night, Curry dropped 47 points but it wasn't enough as the Boston Celtics won 119-114.
"Statistically, it is for sure," Curry said after the Warriors's 119-114 loss at the Celtics, per ESPN. "This season's required something a little bit different. I'm trying to meet that moment. It's a fun brand of basketball; just trying to put wins together with it.
And I have supreme confidence; I've been blessed with a very special skill set that I'm trying to continue to master and hone and get better at. And that's showing, the work is showing, so I'm trying to obviously sustain that for this season, because it's required for us to get to where we want to go."
Coach not particularly impressed by Curry
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr didn't seem to be particularly impressed as he suggested that those things you expect to see from the superstar guard. "He's just Steph Curry," Warriors coach Kerr said.
"So, it's not just the skill level; it's the confidence, the bravado, it's the willingness to fail and not think twice about it. He goes for it every time, every play. Competes. Not afraid of failure and trusts his skill, because he's worked his whole life for this, and he's just at the peak of his powers."
Curry recently returned from an injury. "It's kind of the usual ones I've had in the past," Curry said. "I kept playing, so that's a good sign in terms of where the pain was, but we'll see how it responds [on Sunday].
It's kind of a guessing game at this point, but the fact that I could even continue was a good sign." Meanwhile, Warriors' Juan Toscano Anderson suffered a concussion and had to get stitches after jumping over the scorers table to save a ball.
"That's Juan," Warriors forward Draymond Green said. "You kind of expect nothing less from Juan. That's just who he is; he's tough as nails. And for him to go over the scorers table like that, that sums up who he is.
That also sums up how he got here. Just a guy who's willing to do whatever it takes on the floor to help the team win. "I'm not sure how long he'll be out, but that's a big loss for us, especially with the depth that we have with the bigs right now.
That's a big loss for us. He's been changing the game with his intensity and making a lot of the right reads. That's a big loss for us."