Curry scores 42 points with season-high 11 triples to torch Pacers

Published February 9, 2024, 12:30 PMLei Macaranas

Stephen Curry also reached the 23,000 points threshold in his career.

Stephen Curry cooked against the Indiana Pacers as he scored 42 points and a season-high 11 treys to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 131-109 victory.

This was the fifth time the former MVP reached 40 points this season and he will return to Indiana again later this month to play in the 2024 NBA All-Star Game.

The two-time MVP also made a historical milestone during the win after becoming the 34th player to reach 23,000 points in the NBA.
He now only needs 148 points to overtake Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor (23,149) for 33rd on the all-time scoring list.

Curry was ballistic in the first quarter, scoring 18 points in a perfect 6-for-6 threes from behind the arc. His 18-point quarter allowed the Dubs to take an early 11-point lead that gave them the room to take their third straight win.
Jonathan Kuminga helped in getting the dub and was 9-from-16 on the field to score 18 points. Rookie forward Gui Santos pitched in 13 points and eight rebounds from the bench while Andrew Wiggins and Dario Saric had matching 11 points.

Pascal Siakam produced 16 points for the Pacers alongside eight rebounds. Myles Turner and Aaron Nesmith tallied 15 and 13 points respectively to make up for All-Star Tyrese Haliburton’s rough shooting night of just five points.