Stephen Curry got a bit frustrated, missed his first three attempts from deep and forgot about the 10 points he had for another significant milestone.
Curry had 20 points and seven rebounds while adding another achievement To his long list, leading the Golden State Warriors after the Memphis Grizzlies 110-93 Monday night.
Curry became the 5th player in the history of the warriors to score 15, 000 points throughout the regular season, connecting the company of Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Paul Arizin and Chris Mullin.
It had been a cool moment, again only reflecting on the whole 9&years frac12 and much more to come.
Kevin Durant scored 23 points to go with five assists and passed Larry Bird for spot on the NBA’s all time scoring list. Klay Thompson contributed 16 points with five rebounds.
Golden State led by as much like 25 points in the second quarter quickly turning the game into a rout. That allowed coach Steve Kerr to rest a lot Of his regulars since the Warriors started a busy stretch with eight games before the end of the year, such as Christmas night at home against LeBron James and the Lakers.
Marc Gasol had 15 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Grizzlies, who lost their 3rd straight and fifth. This marked Memphis visit to Oracle Arena before the Warriors move to brand new chase center in San Francisco, California next season. Omri Casspi added a season high 20 points.
Jonas Jerebko made Golden State only two triples in the first quarter and ended 16 points off the bench.
The Warriors had been 17 out of 18 from the free throw line in the very first half to 8 to 10 from Memphis, which trailed 61-38 in the break.
Curry’s 3 pointer in the 7: 37 mark of the second quarter placed him in the 15, 000 club.
Kerr knows that the number is barely significant to his star point guard, stating: He’ll most likely be in 16, 000 before too long, and will not be conscious of that either.
Curry is thrilled to combine elite company.
Just a humbling experience with regards to how long I have was here and all the success that we have had in years, and human accolades and milestones come from that, he explained.
Chamberlain leads the way with 17, 783, followed by Barry, Arizin and Mullin. It is a good deal of points and the thing to me what is most impressive is the way he creates them.
They are not wide open, grab And shoot 3s, his imagination with the ball in his hands, TIP INS.
Grizzlies: G Mike Conley missed the game with hamstring soreness that is left. F Kyle Anderson returned after missing one game with a sprained left shoulder. Memphis shot at 2 for 11 on 3s in the very first half and 7 25 in all. The Grizzlies have been restricted to fewer than 100 points in eight December games.
Trainers: F Andre Iguodala returned by a 3 game absence with a sore right hip to score 10 points. G Shaun Livingston was back after bruising his pelvis and sitting out Friday at Sacramento. Curry did a 19-minute Skype call this weekend with astronaut Scott Kelly and made sure Kelly and others knew he meant no harm with joke about not believing in the moon landing, according to the Warriors. Baron Davis drew big cheers when shown on the scoreboard in the first quarter.