Steph Curry Drops 54 Points in Warriors Loss to the Knicks February 28, 2013 10:53
Last night, the Golden State Warriors made the cross-country trip to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks.
Coming into the game, the Warriors knew they would have to do something special to take down the Knicks on their home court, since their all-star power forward, David Lee, had been suspended for the game, after his part in a brawl on Tuesday in Indiana.
They probably didn't bank on Steph Curry turning up and dropping 54 points in 48 minutes of playing time.
He made 11 of 13 3-pointers (one short of tying the NBA record for most 3-pointers in a game), but that still didn't help the Warriors get the win, with the Knicks holding on to get the 109 - 105 victory.
His career high 54 points puts him in a group of only 12 players to ever have scored more that 50 points at Madison Square Garden, and it's the most points scored in MSG since Kobe Bryant hit 61 in February 2009.
It's a genuine shame that the Warriors couldn't get the win, as there wasn't anything else that Curry could have done to propel his time to glory. He had 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals to complete his stat line for the night.
The Knicks really had to team up on Curry to stay in the game. Carmelo Anthony had 35 points, J.R. Smith had 26, Amar'e Stoudemire had 14, and Tyson Chandler had 16 points to go along with a career high 28 rebounds.