Stephen Curry Torches Hawks with 50 Points and 10 Assists

Warriors' guard Stephen Curry in 2018
Warriors' guard Stephen Curry in 2018. Photo by Stephen Lew/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is sizzling hot to start the 2021-22 NBA season. This was more than obvious on Monday when Curry torched the Atlanta Hawks with 50 points to give his team a 127-113 win.

Curry had a stellar shooting night from the long-range that saw him make nine three-pointers from 19 attempts. He was also perfect from the free-throw line, sinking all 13 tries. And the 33-year-old managed to do all of this despite injuring his left shoulder early in the first quarter.

Curry finished the Hawks game by adding 10 assists, which made him just the third player in the franchise history to do so in a 50 points game. Only Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry managed to do it before him.

Speaking with reporters after the game, the Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was in awe of Curry’s outing.

“That was just a stunning performance by Steph,” Kerr said via ESPN. “He was amazing. I want to say I’ve never seen anything like it, but I’ve been watching it for seven years, so I have seen something like it and still it’s just incredible to watch.”

Stephen Curry has been an early MVP candidate this season and is currently averaging 27.6 points, 6.6 assists, and career-high 6.6 rebounds per game. His performances helped the Warriors to get on top of the Western Conference, and they currently hold a league-best 9-1 record.