Even though Steph Curry put forth a fantastic performance, the Golden State Warriors were defeated by the Atlanta Hawks. Curry overcame Trae Young and an unyielding Hawks squad, scoring 60 points in the process. With his age-defying performance, the veteran of the Warriors moved into Kobe Bryant territory.
Stephen Curry joins elite company after his Warriors-Hawks outburst
Curry added four assists, six rebounds, and a career-high 60 points. According to Warriors Muse, he and Kobe Bryant are currently the only players 35 years of age or older to score 60 points in a game.
The 35-year-old guard had been largely silent, but on Saturday night, he made everyone aware of his extraordinary talent. Curry hit 100% (6/6) from the free-throw line and finished 10 for 23 on three-pointers. He performed for Klay Thompson on a chilly night.
Thompson played for 36 minutes and scored 10 points. But even after his return from vacation, he’s still getting into a rhythm. Furthermore, Andrew Wiggins went down with a troubling foot ailment in the first half, costing the Warriors his services. I’m hoping for a quick and safe recovery for him.
The Hawks’ never-ending attempt to stop the Warriors was spearheaded by Trae Young. The all-star guard finished the game with six assists and 35 points. With five other players scoring in double digits, his club had him covered.
Due to their defeat, Golden State’s record is now 21–25. In the Western Conference standings, the Dubs are still in 12th. However, the Warriors should be encouraged by Steph Curry’s outburst as the season is halfway through.
If Curry can keep up his good work, his teammates will be able to fill in and provide more assistance. By the halfway point of the 2023–24 NBA season, the Warriors hope to return to the discussion of teams making the playoffs.