Sunday was one other nice day for Stephen Curry and the Warriors as they wrapped up two necessary distinctions.
First, the workforce secured eighth place within the Western Convention with a 113-101 victory over the Grizzlies, their sixth win in a row. Which means it would play a win-and-in recreation in opposition to the Path Blazers or Lakers within the NBA’s inaugural play-in event. A loss to Memphis would have dropped Golden State to ninth and compelled it to win twice within the play-in to achieve the playoffs.
Second, Curry secured the NBA scoring title for the 2020-21 season with this first-quarter basket.
The bucket was a part of a 46-point effort wherein Curry jacked up a career-high 36 pictures (making 16) and 22 3-point makes an attempt. He additionally had 9 assists and 7 rebounds, however his scoring was what was most wanted as he accounted for 40.7 % of the Warriors’ factors.
Curry himself made extra 3-point pictures than the Grizzlies did Sunday.
Curry completed the season averaging a career-high 32.0 factors per recreation. It was simply his second season averaging 30-plus factors per recreation. The opposite got here in 2015-16 when he averaged 30.1 factors and received his first scoring title.
His ’20-21 numbers may have been even higher. He averaged 36.9 factors in his last 24 video games. He totaled fewer than 30 factors simply twice in that span and shot 49.1 % % from the sector.
He carried the Warriors to a possible playoff berth with Klay Thompson (Achilles) unavailable. Now, he’ll look to take the workforce farther.