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Steph's 42-point night summed up by these incredible stats

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Warriors' Steph Curry

Who knew April showers also referred to Steph Curry's shooting this month?

Curry continued his torrid tear Wednesday, scoring 42 points (on 14-of-20 shooting and 11-of-16 on 3-pointers) in the Warriors' blowout win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The two-time NBA MVP has now scored 30-plus points in a career-high eight consecutive games.

The absurd statistics only start there.

Curry became the first Warrior to score at least 30 points in eight straight games since before the moon landing.

If Curry scores 30-plus Thursday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, he'll have surpassed Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry to set two new franchise records.

In the same week.

Curry added an NBA record to his collection Thursday, becoming the first player to twice make 10 (or more) 3-pointers in consecutive games.

For the 30th time in his career, Curry scored 20-plus points in a quarter Thursday. He dropped 25 in the third, not missing once from the field during that time.

Curry was so good in the third, the Warriors pulled him before the end of the period, which he usually finishes. He played fewer than 30 minutes, making more 3-pointers than all but two other players in such little time.

One of those players, of course, is his fellow Splash Brother.

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Curry scored 53 on Monday, and he now has scored 40-plus points in back-to-back games for the first time since February 2016. He won his second NBA MVP award a few months after that.

 

The Warriors (27-28) moved into ninth place in the Western Conference with Wednesday's win. As of this writing, Golden State is within three games of the eighth seed and 4.5 of sixth, which would enable the Warriors to avoid the play-in games.

If Curry's run continues to correspond with the Warriors' rise up the standings, perhaps he'll enjoy a similar climb up NBA MVP ballots.

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