The 20 points that Steph Curry scored during the Golden State Warriors dominant win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday was well below his season average. But it was still a special - and historic - scoring burst.
With 10 points on the night, Curry reached 15,000 points for his career, becoming just the fifth player to score that many points with the Warriors. He joins a pretty great list: Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Paul Arizin, and Chris Mullin.
With 10 points tonight, Stephen Curry (15,000 career points) joins Wilt Chamberlain (17,783), Rick Barry (16,447), Paul Arizin (16,266) and Chris Mullin (16,235) as the only players in Warriors history to score 15,000 career regular-season points. pic.twitter.com/R0C9keuczX— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) December 18, 2018
He also became the 145th player in NBA and ABA history to reach 15,000 points, which is no small feat for a player who still has a lot of seasons left to play. And he’ll steadily march up the list, as there are a few dozen players he’s likely to pass this season alone. Next up are Mike Mitchell (15,016) and Shareef Abdur-Rahim (15,028) - Curry (15,010) is likely to pass them in his next game.
On the list of Curry’s accomplishments, this is pretty low, because he’s achieved so much since being drafted by the Warriors in 2009. And he’s still got a lot left to accomplish.