The Union Democrat

Anatomy of a Steph Curry ‘explosion’


Lost amid the whirlwind of his 50-point, 10-assist masterpiec­e Monday night, Stephen Curry marched around the court chirping “say it,” and a bunch of other stuff that was indistingu­ishable because he was chewing a mouthguard.

On cue, many fans at Chase Center chanted “MV-P!”

Teammate Damion Lee upped the ante in his comments after the Warriors’ fifth straight double-digit win, a 127-113 victory over Atlanta, by saying Curry was already among the NBA’S best-ever 75 players — and might have risen to be on a list of the top 50, 25 or even 10.

By Tuesday, it was clear that Curry can make a claim for heading toward being chiseled into the Mount Rushmore of basketball.

Stats be told, Curry’s 50-and-10 game made him only the third in the Warriors’ franchise history with those numbers, joining Rick Barry and Wilt Chamberlai­n. Curry’s 10th career game with at least 50 points tied him with Kareem Abdul-jabbar. Only Michael Jordan had more games of at least 45 points after the age of 32.

Jordan, Abdul-jabbar, Chamberlai­n. Those are the names, and none of them were getting better at 33.

“It was just a stunning performanc­e by Steph,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. “He rises to the

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