Curry scored 53 factors — the ninth 50-point recreation of his profession — because the Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets 116-107 at Chase Center on Monday.
Having began the sport 18 factors shy of Chamberlain’s tally, Curry claimed the record within the first quarter and went on to attain 30 first-half factors and a complete of 10 three-pointers.
“It’s crazy … any time you hear his (Chamberlain’s) name, it’s kind of daunting because you know his records are so hard — some of them are even impossible to eclipse,” Curry, who was drafted by the Warriors in 2009, informed reporters of changing into the main scorer in franchise historical past.
“To be anywhere near him in any record book and to now be on top, it’s surreal and it’s wild.”
Denver’s defeat was exacerbated by an damage to Jamal Murray within the recreation’s remaining minute.
The star guard fell to the bottom and clutched his knee in agony with 50 seconds remaining earlier than being helped off the courtroom.
“We’re going to try and get some imaging of the knee and see what the injury is,” head coach Michael Malone informed reporters after the sport.
“Obviously, we’re a very down locker room. Yes, we lost the game, but I think everybody’s thoughts are with Jamal and hoping that he’s going to be okay.”
Curry was supported by 18 factors and 7 assists from Draymond Green because the Warriors improved their dwelling record to 17-10 this season.
Nikola Jokic completed with 27 factors, 12 rebounds and eight assists for the Nuggets, whose subsequent recreation is towards the Miami Heat on Wednesday because the Warriors face the Oklahoma City Thunder.
It’s not the primary time this 12 months that Curry has reached a profession milestone.