OAKLAND -- In scoring a game-high 29 points Monday night, Stephen Curry lifted the Warriors to a 123-103 win over the Phoenix Suns while simultaneously putting shine on the family name.
The Currys -- Stephen and his father, Dell -- moved past the duo of Dolph and Danny Schayes and into second place on the NBA's all-time list for father-son combos.
The Currys have combined for 27,226 points, passing the Schayeses (27,218) and trailing only Joe and Kobe Bryant (38,895) on the career combo scoring list.
“It’s pretty special,” Curry said. “I know what my dad in his career, for 16 years, so this is him passing the torch to me.
“And I’m going to try to talk to the rules committee to see if we can get Seth Curry’s numbers in there, too."
Dell Curry retired in 2002 with 12,670 points. Stephen Curry now has 14,556, and Seth Curry has 1,217.
“That's the power of strength in numbers right there," Steph said. "Let’s see if we can catch Kobe and his dad.”
Stephen Curry finally got his handshake.
Five days after an Oracle Arena security guard snubbed the Warriors star, the two-time MVP was not left hanging ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Phoenix Suns.
Curry was surely fueled by the disrespect. The 30-year-old averaged 31.0 through his first three games, the fourth-most of any player entering Monday. He also scored 30-plus points in each of the first three games, something he's never done before to start a season.
But now that the point guard was shown some love, one has to wonder if he'll lose his motivation. After all, the Warriors are coming off of their first loss of the season on Sunday.
If Golden State loses two in a row, at least you'll have an inciting incident ready to blame.
With 4:24 remaining in the fourth quarter, Steph Curry drained a 3-pointer against the Denver Nuggets, and moved up the NBA record book in the process.
The triple was No. 2,144 of Curry's career, and the Warriors star passed Paul Pierce for sixth place on the league's all-time 3-point list.
The two-time MVP added some distance between him and Pierce on the Warriors' next possession. Curry made another triple in the Warriors' 100-98 loss, the 2,145th of his career, 31 seconds later.
Curry now is 829 makes away from passing Pierce's teammate, Ray Allen, for the top spot on the all-time list.
The next player in Curry's sights is Phoenix Suns guard Jamal Crawford, whom the Warriors will host Monday at Oracle Arena. Crawford is eight makes ahead of Curry on the all-time list, but the 38-year-old has not made a 3-pointer all season.
Assuming Crawford doesn't make a shot from beyond the arc on Monday, Curry could pass him. Of course, the 30-year-old would need to make nine triples -- a feat he's managed 17 times (in the regular season and playoffs) during his decade in the NBA -- in order to do it.