Stephen Curry joins Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in Warriors’ history to score 17,000+ career points

On Tuesday, Stephen Curry joined Wilt Chamberlain in the exclusive list in the Warriors’ close 111-107 defeat against the Boston Celtics. The pair are the only players in the history of the Golden State Warriors to have scored at least 17,000 career points.

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The megastar guard ended with game-highs of 38 points and 11 rebounds on top of eight assists and three steals. He shot 12-of-21 from the field and 7-of-14 from long distance. It became difficult for the Celtics to contain him.

Unfortunately, the Warriors came up short against the Celtics. The Warriors’ already-depleted frontcourt rotation took a hit Tuesday. Rookie draft pick No. 2 James Wiseman is sidelined with a sprained left wrist that he hurt during a rout of Detroit on Saturday night. Golden State also lost starting center Kevon Looney to a sprained left ankle that kept him out during the second half. 

Curry’s 3-pointer with 1:03 to go in the third quarter got his team within 81-80. He counted on his lesser-known supporting cast of Juan Toscano-Anderson and Kent Bazemore in a matchup of teams each missing a key player. 

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In the final seconds of the game Andrew Wiggins’ layup made it a 3-point game. After which Tatum converted two free-throws to set some margin for the Warriors to cover. Leading up to the last seconds, Stephen Curry missed his contested 3. The Boston Celtics ended the Warriors 3-game winning streak even though Curry’s game seemed to be on fire.

“Steph is just an incredible player. If you ask me, he’s the best Warrior of all-time. That’s probably not going out on a limb. I don’t know a whole lot about the records and stuff, I just know we’re damn lucky to have him. He’s amazing,” said Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr, after the game.

The two-time MVP’s scoring output pushed his career total to 17,011. Curry is close to eclipsing Chamberlain’s record of 17,783 points in a Warriors jersey.

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Advait Jajodia
An experienced sports content writer. A national-level basketball player and a huge sporting enthusiast.

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