NBA: Stephen Curry pours in 50 points as Warriors dump Hawks

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Posted at Nov 09 2021 02:33 PM

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates against the Atlanta Hawks during the fourth quarter at Chase Center. Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates against the Atlanta Hawks during the fourth quarter at Chase Center. Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.


Stephen Curry scored 18 of his NBA season-high 50 points in a third-quarter flurry Monday night that rallied the Warriors past the Atlanta Hawks, 127-113, in San Francisco, Golden State's fifth straight win.

In just his third career head-to-head with Trae Young, Curry got the better of the young Hawks star on a night when Young went for a team-high 28 points.

Attempting to snap a three-game losing streak, Atlanta led by as many as 15 points in the second quarter before getting steamrolled by the NBA's winningest team in the second half.

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Three Curry free throws got the Warriors even at 73-all in the fourth minute of the third period before he contributed a 3-pointer and a three-point play to a 27-8 quarter-ending blitz that put Golden State in command at 102-85 after a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Juan Toscano-Anderson.

Curry made it a 50-point game for the 10th time in his career on a 16-footer with 3:59 remaining.

The 50-point effort was just the fourth against the Hawks in the past 16 years. Karl-Anthony Towns, James Harden and Zach LaVine had the other three.

Curry, who had been held to 20 or fewer points in four consecutive games, finished 14-for-28 from the field, 9-for-19 on 3-point attempts and 13-for-13 at the foul line.

He also found time for 10 assists, giving him the first double-double in a 50-point game of his career.

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Jordan Poole backed Curry with 16 points, while Andrew Wiggins had 13 and Toscano-Anderson and Damion Lee 11 apiece.

Young's 28 points came on 11-for-20 shooting and 4-for-8 from 3-point range. He also accumulated a team-high nine assists.

John Collins added 19 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic 17 and De'Andre Hunter and Kevin Huerter 11 apiece for the Hawks, who fell to 0-2 on their four-game Western trip.

Curry had a 24-21 scoring edge over Young in the first half, but the Hawks took a 65-61 lead into the break.