Stephen Curry went off for 50 points on Monday night in San Francisco. (Kyle Terada/USA Today/Reuters)
It was only a matter of time before Stephen Curry went off again.
The Golden State Warriors star dropped 50 points on Monday night to lead them to their 127-113 win over the Atlanta Hawks at the Chase Center. He had nine three pointers in that showing, too, and had 42 points headed into the final period.
Curry and the Warriors pretty much had the game wrapped up before the fourth quarter even started. They held Atlanta to just 20 points in the third quarter, only three of which came in the final five minutes of the period, while pushing their lead to double digits. From there, they were essentially home free.
Curry got to 50 with a pair of 3-pointers and then a simple floater midway through the fourth, which officially made him the first player in the league to drop 50 points in a single game so far this season. It marks his 10th career 50-point game, which ties him with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the 10th-most in league history.
Curry ended his night with 10 assists and seven rebounds to go with his 50-piece, and shot 14-of-28 from the field and 9-of-19 from behind the arc.
Jordan Poole was the next closest Warriors player with 16 points on the night, and Andrew Wiggins added 13. Trae Young led Atlanta with 28 points and nine assists in the loss, and John Collins finished with 19. The Hawks have now lost four straight.
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