Stephen Curry hits 10 3-pointers, scores 51 w/ a career-high 26 in a quarter
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“He had one of those extra-special nights. I’ve never seen anybody in this league hit shots like that from that distance,” Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said about Stephen Curry who scored a season-high 51 points and connected on 10 of 16 3-pointers.
26 of Steph’s 51 came during a 3rd quarter rally for the Warriors who were outscored 42-25 in the first quarter.
“Sometimes Steph plays his best when we’re down big and he just senses that he has to put the Superman cape on,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “And he’s so good at it. He loves the freedom of being down and saying, ‘All right. I’m going to let it fly and bring us back.’ And that’s what he did.”
The Warriors ended up winning by 14 and Curry ended up just 3 shy of his career-high of 54 set in 2013 when he also made a career-high 11 3-pointers.
“If I had any kind of daylight off the pick-and-roll, I was going to shoot it,” Curry said. “I had a good feel and a good rhythm.”
Curry joins JR Smith as the only players to ever make 10+ 3-pointers in a game twice.