We can call him a legend and it looks like he still has several years to add to his legacy. Well, Stephen Curry added another NBA record to his resume. The Golden State Warrior became only the second player over 35 years of age to have a stat line of 35 points, seven assists, eight rebounds, eight three-pointers, and one blocked shot.
According to Sports Illustrated, the future NBA Hall of Famer is the first and only one to do it since Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James accomplished that feat two times, the last time a little over a year ago on Jan. 24 ( he was 38 years old at the time) when his stat line was 46 points, seven assists, eight rebounds, nine three-pointers, and one block. Curry’s stat line for the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, Jan. 30 was 37 points, seven assists, eight rebounds, eight three-pointers, and a blocked shot. Curry, who is 35, will turn 36 on Mar. 14.
James initially was the first to achieve that stat line when he did so on Dec. 29, 2021, at the age of 36, on the eve of his 37th birthday. James’ stats for that game were 37 points, seven assists, 13 rebounds, eight rebounds, and 2 blocked shots.
Another amazing stat is that only three players have had a stat line like this. The Los Angeles Clippers’ James Harden is the third one.
BBC Sport reported that the Warriors emerged victorious against the 76ers by a score of 119-107.
Curry has scored at least 25 points in the last six games and also made six or more three-pointers in the last three contests. The Warriors are now in 12th place in the Western Conference while improving their so-so record to 20-24. The victory was a much-needed one as the team had lost two consecutive games by one point. A 134-133 loss to the Sacramento Kings last Thursday and a double-overtime loss, 145-144 to the Lakers on Saturday night.
Stephen Curry Makes NBA History Once Again