Warriors’ Stephen Curry records 50 points, 10 assists in win over Hawks as Golden State improves to 9-1


SAN FRANCISCO — Warriors star guard Stephen Curry scored an NBA-season-high 50 points in Golden State’s 127-113 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

Curry finished the night 14-for-28 from the field, 9-for-19 from 3-point range and 13-for-13 from the free throw line, while chipping in 10 assists and seven rebounds in 35 minutes.

“That was just a stunning performance by Steph,” coach Steve Kerr said. “… He was amazing. I want to say I’ve never seen anything like it but I’ve been watching it for seven years, so I have seen something like it and still it’s just incredible to watch.”

Curry started the night on a personal 10-0 run and just kept rolling, hitting shots from all over the floor as the Chase Center crowd repeatedly serenaded him with “MVP!” chants.

It was the 10th 50-point game of Curry’s career, and he became the third Warriors player in franchise history to put up a line of 50 points and 10 assists, joining Wilt Chamberlain (Feb. 13, 1963) and Rick Barry (Feb. 23, 1974).

At age 33, Curry also passed Chamberlain (31) as the oldest player in NBA history to post a 50-10 game. He now has four 50-point games at age 32 or older, second most in NBA history behind Michael Jordan (5).

“It doesn’t get old, for sure,” Kerr said.

After Curry knocked down his final basket of the night — a running 16-foot floater with 3 minutes, 59 seconds left in regulation — he checked out moments later to a standing ovation from fans while receiving high-fives up and down the bench.

“It’s always nice,” Curry said. “You never come out with like a certain number in mind. It’s just when you get it going, you just keep going.”

With the win, the Warriors improved to a league-best 9-1.

ESPN Stats & Information and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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