NBA: Stephen Curry sets Golden State Warriors record in win over Denver Nuggets

Stephen Curry got drenched after winning from a fellow Warriors’ Juan Toscano-Anderson

Stephen Curry made history by becoming the all-time Golden State Warriors top scorer with the ninth 50-point game of his career in Monday’s NBA win over the Denver Nuggets.

Curry, who joined the Warriors as a first-round draft pick in 2009, scored 53 points in the 116-107 win.

It got him to 17,818 points and above Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 17,783.

“This is special,” said Curry. “With Wilt, every time you hear his name, you just assume his record is down.”

The 33-year-old added: “I’ve played an extra six years here but it still means being at the top of this list.

“Over the past 12 years all of the team-mates I’ve played with, the coaching team, the owners, our fans – I’ve had some amazing experiences here.

“I have no intention of slowing down, but this is one that will take a second and will be sure to appreciate it.”

Former NBA star Reggie Miller said Curry was “Mr Warrior” while Andre Iguodala of Miami Heat said he was “a god”.

His coach Steve Kerr said, “What he’s doing is ridiculous. Nobody has ever shot the ball like this. It’s kind of crazy what he’s doing out there.”

Despite Curry’s milestone and victory, the Warriors occupy 10th place in the NBA’s Western Conference.

Elsewhere on Monday, Bradley Beal contributed 34 points and Russell Westbrook scored a triple double as Washington Wizards ended the Utah Jazz 24 game home winning streak with a 125-121 win.

The jazz remains the top of the Western Conference, while in the east the Philadelphia 76ers Hold the top spot after a 113-95 win over the Dallas Mavericks, Joel Embid scored 36 points.

Julius Randle scored 34 points and got 10 rebounds for the New York Knicks against the Los Angeles Lakers, his previous team won 111-96.

The Lakers, who won just five of the 13 games that star players Anthony Davis and LeBron James missed this season, now rank fifth in the Western Conference.

De’Aaron Fox, the Sacramento Kings Guard, reacted to the NBA’s $ 20,000 fine for criticizing game officers over the weekend with 43 points, despite his team being beaten 117-110 by the NBA New Orleans Pelicans.

Jae Crowder made a career high eight three-pointers than that Phoenix Suns set a franchise record of 25 three-pointers in a 126-120 win over the Houston Rockets.

The suns sit second in the west, while elsewhere the San Antonio encourages passed the Orlando Magic 120-97 and Jonas Valanciunas posted a franchise record for the 15th time in a row as a double-double Memphis grizzlies defeat Chicago Bulls 101-90.

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