All good slumps must come to an end. Especially if you’re Stephen Curry.
Curry became the only player with multiple 50-point games this season. He also became the only player in NBA history to have multiple games with at least 11 3-pointers.
Curry made 19 baskets and 11 3-pointers in this game. He made 18 baskets and 11 3-pointers in his previous three games combined.
Curry started the game with a 25-point first quarter. According to Elias Sports Bureau research, he joined Deron Williams as the only players in NBA history with at least seven 3-pointers in an opening quarter.
Curry finished the first half with 36 points. He has three 35-point halves, the most of any player in the past 10 seasons.
The best of the best
Curry had an effective field goal percentage (which takes into account the added value of a 3-pointer) of 121.4 in the first half. Curry’s effective field goal percentage was the highest of any of the 24,000 players to attempt at least 10 shots in an opening half in the past 20 seasons.
How he did it
Curry was left uncontested on 12 of his 28 shots, shooting 10-of-12 for 25 points on those. He scored 14 of the Warriors’ 28 points in transition.
Curry made 10-of-14 pull-up jump shots, resulting in 28 points. He made at least one basket against six different Wizards defenders.
Curry now has 1,402 points, 301 assists and 102 steals this season. He has a chance to become the second player with 1,500 points, 300 assists and 100 steals before the All-Star Break if he can score 98 points in the three remaining games.
The other is Michael Jordan, who did it three times (1987-88, 1988-89 and 1989-90).
Curry also has 232 3-pointers this season. He now has four of the top 10 seasons for 3-pointers made in NBA history (he moved into 10th place Wednesday night). He’s on pace for 388 this season, 102 more than the NBA record 286 he hit last season.
Curry has 60 more 3-pointers than the player who had the previous most before the All-Star break in a season, Ray Allen (2005-06).
Twice as good as everyone else
Curry was 6-of-8 on shots from at least 27 feet away on Wednesday and is now 50-of-99 on those shots this season (50.5 percent). The rest of the NBA is shooting 24 percent from that distance.
And oh by the way
There was another story to emanate from this game. Draymond Green set the Warriors' single-season record for triple-doubles by recording his 10th of the season. Tom Gola had the previous mark with nine in 1959-60. Just a reminder: Green did so before the All-Star break.