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Steph Curry needs 23 points against Suns to make father-son NBA history tonight

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Golden State seeks another win before the All-Star break, but Curry hopes to catapult the family name higher in the annals of league history.

Charlotte Hornets v Golden State Warriors
“No worries, Pops. I got this.”
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In tonight’s contest against the Phoenix Suns, the Golden State Warriors have a chance to extend their win streak and enter All-Star Weekend on a high note, while Stephen Curry gets the opportunity to make NBA history.

Curry needs just 23 points to carry himself and father Dell into third place in NBA history for number of points combined by a father and son. A move by the Currys into the third spot would put them ahead of Brent and Rick Barry (who would drop to fourth).

The All-Star point guard is averaging 26.9 points per game this season. However, Curry averaged 32.8 points per game in the four-game 2016-17 season series against the Suns. Still, neither he nor the team can assume it will be a cakewalk to accomplish their goals tonight.

The Warriors are coming off solid back-to-back wins against the Spurs and Mavericks, but the team has consistently fallen to lesser teams this season. Additionally, Golden State will be facing a revamped Phoenix team that benefited from some fresh blood at the trade deadline — a team undoubtedly thirsty for a win to end its five-game slide.

Finally, the Warriors will be a bit short-handed. Draymond Green is out with a sprained left index finger, while Patrick McCaw (nursing a sprained left thumb) is questionable.

Jordan Bell remains out with an ankle injury.