Breakdown: Curry's 54-point night

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Breakdown: Curry's 54-point night
February 28, 2013, 10:30 pm
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Editor's note: Stephen Curry scored a career-high 54 points against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden Tuesday, and we've compiled all the video, stats, photos and analysis to break it down for you.

GAMER: KNICKS 109, WARRIORS 105

A historic performance from Stephen Curry in a historic building wasn’t enough as the Warriors fell short at Madison Square Garden, losing 109-105 to the Knicks.

Curry set a new NBA single-game high for the season with 54 points, topping the 52 Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant scored against Dallas on Jan. 18.

The way he got there was simply astounding.

Curry connected on 11-of-13 three-point attempts, setting a new franchise record for threes in a game and falling one shy of the NBA single-game record. He became the first player in NBA history to hit at least ten threes and score 50 points in a game.

It was the most points in a game for the Warriors since Purvis Short had 59 against New Jersey in 1984.

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VIDEO: GAME HIGHLIGHTS

 

LINE SCORE

 

VIDEO: STEPHEN CURRY POSTGAME

 

KEY STATISTICS

- Stephen Curry's 54 points is an NBA league-high for the 2012-13 season.

- Curry's 11 three-pointers are a Warriors franchise record.

- Curry became the first player to hit 11 three-pointers since J.R. Smith did so in 2009.

- Curry became first player since LeBron James to score 50-plus points at Madison Square Garden (2009).

- Curry became the first Warrior to score 50 or more points since Jamal Crawford in 2008.

- Curry became first Warriors player since Antawn Jamison to post consecutive games with 38-plus points.

- Curry is the only NBA player to post back-to-back nights with 38 or more points this year other than Kobe Bryant.

 

VIDEO: MARK JACKSON POSTGAME

 

ANALYSIS: LOOKING DEEPER INTO CURRY'S 54-POINT GAME

Well, that Stephen Curry performance was one for the books. His 54-point game – on 18-for-28 from the field, including 11-for-13 from 3-point range – was one of the most impressive Warriors’ performances of all time.

--One noteworthy aspect of Curry’s 54-point night was that he scored all those points in a game that was mostly competitive from start to finish.

Lots of times when you see a player put up a huge scoring night it has at least partly to do with the game itself. You tend to see these kinds of nights when one team has a fairly secure cushion against another team.

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VIDEO: CURRY LIGHTS IT UP

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VIDEO: REACTION A DAY AFTER



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