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Curry makes history as Warriors beat Nuggets

Golden States Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets 116-107 at the Chase Center and star man, Stephen Curry has hit different franchise records and also joining an elite team.

The two-time MVP’s first milestone came in the first quarter, when he scored 21 points in the first 12 minutes of the game, setting a new franchise record for the most points posted in a quarter for the Warriors.

Curry finished the game with 53 points, the third time he posted 50 or more this season, joining an elite group of Will Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, James Harden, Elgin Baylor, Kobe Bryant, and Rick Barry as the only players to score 50 plus points multiple times in three or more season.

The biggest win for the three-time NBA winner was surpassing Will Chamberlain’s mark of 17,783 points to become the all-time leading scorer for the franchise, Golden States Warriors. A record that stood for 57 years since 1964.

Chamberlain, who died in October 1999 at the age of 63 years, was an All-Star in all of the six seasons he played for the Warriors, although the Hall of Famer’s two championships came when he was playing for Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers.

After the game, Steph Curry posted 53 points – 10-of-18 from three-pointers, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. His total points tally for Golden States Warriors now stands at 17,784 points for the franchise.

Below are the top 10 highest scorers in franchise history:

  1. Stephen Curry, 17,784 points
  2. Wilt Chamberlain, 17,783 points
  3. Rick Barry, 16,447 points
  4. Paul Arizin, 16,266 points
  5. Chris Mullin, 16,235 points
  6. Nate Thurmond, 13,191 points
  7. Jeff Mullins, 12,547 points
  8. Klay Thompson, 11,995 points
  9. Purvis Short, 11,894 points
  10. Neil Johnston, 10,023 points
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