Steph Curry continues to make history for the Golden State Warriors
On Monday night, Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry scored 42 points against the New Orleans Pelicans, marking his second 40-point game of the season. Curry made history with this performance, tying Karl Malone and Elgin Baylor for the 4th most 40-point games in NBA history by a player at least 35 years old.
Curry has two 40-point games in his first four games of the season, which gives him reason to believe he will tally several more this year and climb even higher on that list. Curry has scored three 40-point games since turning 35, trailing only LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in NBA history for players his age group.
If Curry scores 40 points in his next game, he will tie Abdul-Jabbar on this list, putting him within six points of Michael Jordan and eight points of LeBron James. Curry is on the verge of at least catching Jordan, and perhaps even James if he does not add to his tally, at this pace.
Curry is having a monster start to the season, outperforming himself every night. With this big performance vs. New Orleans, Curry tied Malone and Baylor for the 4th most 40-point games among players at least 35.