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Curry explodes for 51 against the Wizards


By Agence France-Presse

Stephen Curry had 11 three pointers en route to a 51-point performance as the Golden State Warriors throttled the Washington Wizards 144-122 on Wednesday.

The two-time NBA MVP Curry moved into fifth on the league’s all-time three point scoring list and heard cheers of “MVP, MVP” from the Warriors’ faithful.

Curry, who played just three quarters against the Wizards on Wednesday, drained his 11th three from 32 feet late in the third quarter.

“To have a night like tonight where everything is clicking, I just want to embrace it,” said Curry, who now has 2,162 career threes. “I put a lot of work in over the summer and I got a great group of guys that I get to go to work with every night.

“I am just playing with confidence and playing within myself.

“We are definitely on the same page. It is a matter of staying focused and giving the best effort we can.”

Curry shot 15-for-24 from the field, 11-for-16 from beyond the arc and 10-for-10 from the free throw line.

He chipped in five rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes of action.

Kevin Durant added 30 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Draymond Green added 12 assists to help two-time defending champions finish with 37 total assists.

Curry has scored 30 or more points in four of his first five games to start the 2018-19 season for the Warriors who have won four consecutive games against the Wizards.

Bradley Beal finished with 23 points while Kelly Oubre came off the bench to score 17 points in the loss.