Stephen Curry: How Warriors star’s Thursday night MSG performance compares to previous years

Stephen Curry: How Warriors star’s Thursday night MSG performance compares to previous years

Golden State Warriors All-Star guard Stephen Curry is arguably the best in the game, and the four-time NBA champion has been a torn in the flesh for a lot of franchises, including the New York Knicks, since breaking out in the NBA.

The 36-year-old has found so much joy playing against the Knicks, especially at the iconic Madison Square Garden, the home of the two-time NBA champions.

Curry, who was selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, once revealed that he desired to be selected by New York, which held the eighth pick. However, the Davidson College graduate received the call from then Warriors General Manager Larry Riley that he was heading to the Bay Area.

Since then, the “baby-faced assassin” has torched the Knicks game after game, and his performance at the MSG on Thursday night was no different, helping Golden State to a 110-99 victory, their seventh consecutive on the road, finishing with a 31-point and 11-rebound double-double along with hitting eight 3s.

However, his Thursday night’s performance was not at the top of his excellence at the MSG, and this article takes a look at some of his top performances at “the Mecca of Basketball”.


December 9, 2008

This marked Curry’s debut at the MSG, as he led his college team, the Davidson Wildcats to a 68-65 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers in the 2008 Jimmy V Classic.

Although he didn’t particularly shoot well in the beginning of the game, missing 12 of his first 13 3-point attempts, Curry finished with 27 points and shot 4-of-16 from 3s

He made his final three 3-point attempts and scored 13 of Davidson’s final 15 points of the game.

February 27, 2013

This was Curry’s breakout game in the NBA, and the then-25-year-old had the MSG rocking with a historic performance.

Though the Warriors lost the game 109-105, Curry led all scorers with 54 points, his first 50-point performance in the NBA, becoming just the third visiting player to pass the 50-point mark at the Garden.

He finished with six rebounds and seven assists, scoring 11-of-13 from beyond the arc to set the then-NBA record for most 3s in a game.


December 14, 2021

This game marked an historic moment in the NBA as Curry set himself apart from the rest to sit atop the ranking as the player with the most 3-pointers in NBA history.

With his idol Reggie Miller in the Garden as one of the announcers and then-record owner Ray Allen in attendance, the Warriors star entered into the game needing just two 3s to break the latter’s record of 2,973 and make history.

He secured the record on his third 3-point attempt of the game; and the Madison Square Garden rightfully showed loved to the greatest shooter the game of basketball has ever seen.

Curry finished the game with 22 points and shot 5-of-14 from the 3-point line to take his record to 2,977, a record that has since increased.

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