“If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere”. (New York, New York by Frank Sinatra).
I think scoring 54 points in Madison Square Garden qualifies as making it in “The Big Apple”.
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors finished the game with a career-high 54 points (NBA season-high) on 18 for 28 shooting as the Warriors came up just a little bit short at Madison Square Garden, losing a hard-fought game to the New York Knicks by a final score of 109-105 Wednesday night.
His previous career-high was 42.
33 of Curry’s 54 points came from behind the arc, as he nailed a franchise-record 11 three-pointers. He also added seven assists, six rebounds and four steals.
“I felt good all night. Obviously played the whole game, so was just trying to keep my legs underneath me on the offensive end, and you know, just stick to the game on the defensive end,” Curry said. “Once I started seeing that 3-ball go down in transition, all sorts of spots on the floor, I knew it was going to be a good night.” (Yahoo)
Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall are the only other players in NBA history to have hit more three-pointers in a regular season game.
Curry’s 54 points were the most by an NBA player in a loss since Bryant scored 58 in a 133-124 three-overtime loss to the Charlotte Bobcats back in 2006.
Leading the way for the Knicks was Carmelo Anthony, who finished with 35 points and eight assists. Tyson Chandler had a double-double of 16 points and a career-high 28 rebounds.
Curry was fined $35,000 earlier in the day for his role in the Warriors/Indiana Pacers skirmish from the night before.
In 24 hours, Steph Curry went from being thrown down by Roy Hibbert to throwing down on the Knicks defense in Madison Square Garden.
— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) February 28, 2013
David Lee was out for Golden State, as he had been suspended for his involvement in the brawl.