Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry played lights out on Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers as he became the first player in NBA history age 33 or older to score 30 or more points in 11 straight games -- passing Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
Curry scored 49 points on Monday night in Philadelphia as the Warriors beat the Sixers 107-96 to win fifth of their past six games. "I've seen Kobe Bryant early in his career, had a stretch where he went nuts," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, per ESPN.
"Obviously, Michael Jordan had some stretches where he just scored like crazy, but obviously nobody's ever shot the ball like this in the history of the game. Even by Steph's own lofty standards, this is above and beyond."
Last week, Curry passed Wilt Chamberlain as the Warriors' all-time leading scorer. "From Wilt's [record] last week and then this streak, I'm obviously aware," Curry said. "But you don't put too much pressure on yourself, you just play basketball.
... Being aggressive, obviously, but kind of letting the game come to you. For me, that looks a certain type of way, but I'm having a blast out there just playing basketball and it's obviously working."
Curry knocked down 10 three-pointers against the Sixers
"Twenty-one career games with 10 or more 3s," Kerr said, almost not believing the words coming out of his mouth.
"And Klay [Thompson] is second with five. And Steph's had four in the last five [games]. Mind-boggling. Mind-boggling stuff." Curry's teammates were absolutely impressed by his performance. "The things he can do on the court -- it's special.
He's one of a kind," Warriors swingman Andrew Wiggins said. "When I was on a different team, you could see it from afar, you could see what he's doing. You could see all the creative things he's doing, but being on his team is totally different, totally different watching it in person, every day, every game.
The dominance of his presence on and off the ball is crazy." Meanwhile, Warriors center Kevon Looney added: "My rookie year, I didn't think nobody could play better than that. I thought that was like the peak of basketball shooting and showmanship and everything, but I think this year he might be eclipsing that and taking it to a whole 'nother level.
I always remember that year and remember how special it was and how special he was, and for him to keep getting better and keep breaking records and keep doing new things that nobody's ever seen before has been amazing."