Steph Curry and Kevin Durant have historical nights
By FELICIA D. PURCELL
The Warriors returned home winning their second in a row over the Memphis Grizzlies 110-93 but the news of the night was Steph Curry’s 15,000th point in team history joining Wilt Chamberlin, Rich Barry, Paul Arizin and Chris Mullin.
“Just a pretty humbling experience in terms of how long I’ve been here, and all the success that we’ve had, obviously in recent years, and just the individual accolades and milestones comes out of that,” said Curry about reaching his milestone.
“Eventually when it’s all said and done, hopefully a long time from now, I’ll be able to really reflect on what that means and just again, it’s beyond my wildest imagination when I was first drafted here what this could all mean.”
Curry finished his historical night with 20 points behind team leader Kevin Durant who had 23 and a historical night as well passing Larry Bird (21,791) for 33rd on the all-time scoring list with 21,806. He now trails Gary Payton by 7 points for 32nd on the list.
“Somebody called and called texted me after the game and showed me the screenshot and I was giddy like a little kid. We grew up watching Larry Bird will not really, he’s older, but knowing the legend of Larry Legends to be among the greats that’s all you really want to do it’s a great accomplishment.”
The Warriors are 2-0 so far over Memphis this season and have won five-straight versus Grizzlies at home.
Klay Thompson also had a special night scoring 11,000th regular season points (11,008) finishing the game with 16pts, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block.
Draymond Green scored 8pts with his game-high typing marks of seven rebounds and five assists, with 2 steals in 34 minutes.
The Warriors host back-to-back games versus Dallas and the L.A. Clippers this Saturday and Sunday before their Christmas game versus the Lakers on Christmas day.