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Friday, August 23, 2019

Steph Curry thinks he could score 75 points in a game, 100 would be ‘tough’

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry thinks he could theoretically score 75 points in a game, but 100 would be asking a lot.

Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports asked Curry if he thought he could ever approach Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 100 points in a game.

“It’s a different game today,” Curry said. “I don’t know how many shots he got up. He didn’t have a three point line. A hundred? That would be tough. If I played the whole game, if I shot like I did in New Orleans and played a full 48, maybe got 20 more shots up, might’ve got 75-ish. That’s shooting the ball really well, too. A hundred, probably not.”

“There are certain nights when you get going, if it’s a close game or something and I play a lot of minutes, who knows what happens?”

Curry scored 53 in 36 minutes against New Orleans. It would have put him on pace to score about 70, so he may not be wrong in that estimate. He’d need a pace of 25 per quarter to hit 100, and he did put up 28 in one quarter in that game, but it would require something truly ridiculous to keep that pace over a full game.

Kobe Bryant’s 81 point night may be a more attainable mark for Curry, although with the Warriors looking even better this year and blowing out opponents at an impressive rate, he’d need reason to play a full 48 minutes or thereabouts.

H/T Eye on Basketball

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