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Posted February 27, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports
 
 

Knicks Load Up on the Warriors, Steph Curry Hits 54 in the Garden!

Melo Curry

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The NY Knicks loaded up on the Golden State Warriors, defeating them 109-105 tonight, as Melo hit the dagger down the stretch on Steph Curry who “let it rain” a franchise record 11 tre’s and hit 54 in the Garden! K-Mart made his Knicks debut (pic below), the Game was amazing back to front with J.R. Smith hitting the game-winner (w/ a minute to go), Felton getting a clutch block (on Curry) and steal in the heat, and Melo hitting the go-ahead dagger and putting it away at the end! Tyson Chandler was unbelievable with a career-high 28 boards (the most by a Knick since Ewing did it 25 years ago) to go with 16 points! The NBA record is 32 boards! Melo finished with 35 points and eight dimes, J.R. Smith 26 points, and Stat pitched in with 14 points! The Knicks improved to (34-20) in a necessary win against a west-coast giant, the Warriors (33-25), coached by former Knick loyal NY Mark Jackson! Check out Curry by the numbers and highlights from the game on video below!

Kenyon Martin reaches out and attempts to block Steph Curry in his Knicks debut on Wednesday night at MSG.

Kenyon Martin reaches out and attempts to block Steph Curry in his Knicks debut on Wednesday night at MSG.

Curry Lights Up MSG

Stephen Curry scored 54 points Wednesday night, the third highest total by a player on the road at the current Madison Square Garden, which hosted its first game on Feb. 14, 1968.

Most Points By Opponent At Current MSG

Points Date
Kobe Bryant 61 Feb. 2, 2009
Michael Jordan 55 March 28, 1995
Stephen Curry 54 Wednesday
LeBron James 52 Feb. 4, 2009

Curry hit 11 of his 13 3-point attempts (84.6 percent). That’s the fourth best 3-point percentage in a game with at least 10 attempts since the NBA added the 3-point shot in 1979-80.

Highest 3-Pt FG pct in Single Game Min. 10 3-pt FGA, All-Time

Pct 3-pt FG
Ty Lawson 90.9 10-11
Rex Chapman 90.0 9-10
Dan Majerle 90.0 9-10
Stephen Curry 84.6 11-13
George McCloud 83.3 10-12

(charts courtesy espn)

Now repeat, Stephen Curry now Steph Curry hit 54 points and 11 tre’s, one shy of the NBA record in the Garden! He scored the most points in a single game so far this season, and broke the NBA record by becoming the first player to score over 50 points on 10 or more three’s! 472,787 and climbing is Curry’s twitter followers count right now and it was 467, 632, 40 minutes a go! That’s over 5,000 followers in 40 minutes and climbing… Wow!

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