Steph Curry Responds To The Big O’s “Not Impressed” Comments With 51 Points & 10 3s
Earlier in the day, one of the biggest stories in the hoop world was the legend Oscar Robertson going off on today’s basketball, defense, coaches, mascots, half-time shows and cheerleaders. OK, he didn’t go off on the mascots, half-time shows or cheerleaders but that’s probably because he wasn’t asked about those things. In the same interview, The Big O also said the Warriors only run 1, maybe 2, plays and actually brought up teammate Adrian Smith – career 43% shooter who made 2 of 11 3-pointers in his career – when asked about Steph Curry.
Curry responded later that night by dropping 51 points – his 3rd 50 point game of the season – with 10 3-pointers against the Orlando Magic. His first 3 of the night broke Kyle Korver’s NBA record of 127 straight games with a 3.
“I don’t know that the record is that significant because it’s so simple for him. His 3-point shot is like a 2-point shot. It’s what he does,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “It’s to the point where we expect a half-court shot. … It’s a rhythm shot, and it just went in.”
He also became the first player in NBA history with 10 3s and 10 2s in the same game and the first to score 50 with 1 or less free throw attempts.
20 of 27 from the floor; 10 of 15 from the downtown; 1 of 1 from the charity stripe; 8 assists and 7 rebounds to go with 51 points during a 130-114 win to give your team a 52-5 record. I would think those numbers would impress anybody, even an old cranky triple double king like Oscar Robertson.
CURRY’S 128 GAME STREAK IN 128 SECONDS