'Mind-boggling' shooting from red-hot Curry

Sports | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 21 Apr 2021

Steph Curry extended his NBA scoring streak with a 49-point display as the Golden State Warriors upset the Philadelphia 76ers 107-96.

Curry, who scored 47 points in a defeat to Boston two nights earlier, extended to 11 games his streak of scoring 30 points or more as the Warriors secured a crucial victory in their fight for a playoff berth.

"I don't know what else to say," coach Steve Kerr said of Curry, who is making a case for himself in the race for the Most Valuable Player award.

"Because it's the same thing after every game - utter amazement at this guy's skill level, heart, mind and focus. Just amazing to watch."

Curry, who is averaging 31.4 points per game, made 10 three-pointers - five of them in the final quarter. It marked the 21st time in his career that he has hit 10 or more three-pointers in a single game.

Kerr described Curry's record of three-point scoring as "mind-boggling stuff" that put the 33-year-old in a league of his own.

"Nobody's ever shot the ball like this in the history of the game. And even by Steph's own lofty standards, this is above and beyond," the coach said.

Joel Embiid led the Eastern Conference-leading Sixers with 28 points with 13 rebounds and eight assists. Curry's younger brother Seth finished with 15 points for the Sixers.

Elsewhere, Devin Booker's free throw with 0.3 seconds of overtime remaining lifted the Phoenix Suns to a 128-127 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

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