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Ageless wonder: Steph passes Kobe with 30 in 11th straight

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Steph Curry driving on Joel Embiid

Warriors star Steph Curry really is aging like a fine wine.

With his first bucket of the fourth quarter -- a 3-pointer, of course -- against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night, Curry eclipsed the 30-point mark for the 11th consecutive game, the longest streak of his decorated career.

By accomplishing the feat one month after his 33rd birthday, Curry surpassed the late Kobe Bryant for the longest 30-point streak by an NBA player 33 years or older.

Curry has been on an unbelievable hot streak over the last few weeks. He entered Monday's game averaging a ridiculous 39.9 points per game in nine April contests. He put up those numbers while shooting 55.6 percent from the field and 49.2 percent from 3-point range.

The two-time NBA MVP was voted Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday -- an honor that was richly deserved after his torrid play, which he capped with a 47-point performance in the Warriors' loss to the Boston Celtics on Saturday.

After the loss in Boston, Curry was asked if he was in the midst of the best 10-game stretch of his career.

"I mean, statistically it is, for sure," Curry told reporters. "This season required something a little different. I'm trying to meet that moment."

Curry's streak is keeping the Warriors in the hunt for a play-in tournament spot, and he'll need to keep it up over the last 14 games of the season.