Warriors

Steph passes Rick Barry on NBA's all-time scoring list

Warriors

Steph Curry passed another Warriors legend on the NBA's all-time scoring list Sunday.

Curry, who entered the Warriors' season finale against the Memphis Grizzlies at Chase Center 71st in NBA history with 18,388 career points, topped Rick Barry's total of 18,395 in the first quarter.

Curry needed eight points to pass Barry, and his final shot of the quarter gave him nine for the game.

Barry scored an additional 6,884 points during his four-year ABA career, so Curry still has a ways to go to catch the Hall of Famer on the all-time NBA/ABA list.

Curry finished the first half against the Grizzlies with 13 points.

In the last game Curry played, Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns, he passed Tracy McGrady (18,381 career points) on the NBA's all-time scoring list as well.

The two-time NBA MVP has been a man on a mission this season and is leading the NBA in scoring at 33 years old. With his torrid play this season, Curry has shot up the NBA's all-time scoring list, passing legendary players like Julius Erving, Dave Bing, Calvin Murphy, Chris Mullin, Lenny Wilkens, Magic Johnson, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Kevin McHale, Chris Webber and Grant Hill.

In April, Curry broke Wilt Chamberlain's record for most points in the Warriors franchise history (17,783), and he looks poised to set the bar incredibly high for the next generation of Golden State players.

 

Curry also clinched his second career scoring title during Sunday's finale, joining Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players with multiple scoring titles, multiple MVPs and multiple championships.

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Over the next few seasons, Curry should continue to climb up the NBA's all-time scoring list, and when he hangs up his sneakers, he likely will be among the top 15 scorers in the history of the game.

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