Curry’s Scoring Milestone: The 36th NBA Player to Reach 22,000 Points

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The Golden State Warriors put up a good fight against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday but unfortunately fell short with a final score of 118-110 at Chase Center. Despite being down by 17 points in the third quarter, the Warriors made an impressive comeback and were only one point behind heading into the fourth quarter. However, they were ultimately outscored 34-27 in the final frame. This loss marks the end of the season series between the Warriors and Cavaliers, with the Warriors losing both matchups. Let’s take a look at some of the team leaders during this exciting game.

Curry Reaches 22,000 Career Points in Warriors Loss to Cavaliers | NBA.com

The Golden State Warriors (GSW) and Cleveland Cavaliers (CLE) recently faced off in a game, with players from both teams making impressive contributions. GSW saw Stephen Curry lead the way with 30 points, followed by Kevon Looney with 13 rebounds and Chris Paul with 9 assists. Meanwhile, Klay Thompson had 14 points, while Draymond Green, Moses Moody, and Gary Payton all had 5 points each. Green also contributed 4 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins had 13 points and 5 rebounds, while Dario Saric, Tristan Thompson, and Wiggins all had 5 rebounds each. Wiggins also had 3 assists. For CLE, Caris LeVert was their top scorer with 22 points, with Max Strus contributing 8 rebounds and Donovan Mitchell racking up 5 assists. Mitchell was the team’s overall top scorer with 21 points and 7 rebounds, while Jarrett Allen had 4 rebounds. Darius Garland and Evan Mobley both had 19 points, with Dwayne Wade contributing 7 rebounds and Garland and Strus each having 4 assists. In other news, Stephen Curry reached a career milestone during this game, hitting 22,000 career points.

Curry Reaches 22,000 Career Points in Warriors Loss to Cavaliers | NBA.com

Stephen Curry reached a milestone in the third quarter of the game, becoming the 36th player in NBA history to score 22,000 career points. He is now ranked fifth among active players in all-time scoring, with only LeBron James, Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook ahead of him. Moreover, he holds the record for the most points scored in the Warriors’ franchise history. Meanwhile, his teammate Chris Paul is close to joining the 22,000 points club with just 157 points away, ranking seventh among active players in all-time scoring. The Warriors dominated the offensive glass in the opening quarter, grabbing six rebounds and outscoring the Cavaliers 11-2 in second-chance points. Andrew Wiggins and Gary Payton II each contributed two offensive boards, while Kevon Looney and Draymond Green added one each. Despite the Cavaliers having two 7-foot bigs, the Warriors’ hustle and timing allowed them to crash the glass and create scoring opportunities for their team. Green and Wiggins led the charge for the Warriors, with Green scoring their first five points and Wiggins scoring or assisting on 12 of their first 15 points. After trailing by as many as seven points, the Warriors took the lead at 15-14 after securing multiple offensive rebounds, including a tip-dunk from Wiggins. The first quarter ended with Chris Paul’s 3-pointer, giving the Dubs a 31-30 lead. The Warriors continued to dominate the boards throughout the game, out-rebounding Cleveland 55-44, including 15-11 on the offensive boards. Seven players grabbed at least five rebounds, and the Dubs won the second chance points battle 20-15. Although they struggled in the second quarter, the Warriors made a comeback in the third quarter to secure the win.

Curry Reaches 22,000 Career Points in Warriors Loss to Cavaliers | NBA.com

During the game between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors struggled in the second quarter and found themselves trailing by 16 points at halftime. They only made 7 out of 20 field goal attempts while the Cavaliers made 13 field goals and six three-point shots. However, the Warriors bounced back in the third quarter and outscored Cleveland by 15 points with Stephen Curry leading the charge with 13 points. Despite Draymond Green’s ejection from the game, the team finished the period on a 17-7 run. The Warriors had a season-high of 20 turnovers which led to a season-high of 32 points for the Cavaliers. On the other hand, they could only score eight points off 11 Cavalier turnovers, resulting in a 24-point loss in the points off turnovers battle. Several Warriors players committed at least three turnovers, including Chris Paul who had the best assist-to-turnover ratio in the league prior to the game. Although the Warriors lost to the Cavaliers, Steph Curry reached a career milestone by becoming the 35th player in NBA history to score 22,000 career points. While he did not have a highly efficient shooting night, scoring 30 points in the game was still an impressive feat. The Warriors have struggled recently, losing three out of their last four games, including two against the Cavaliers. They will aim to get back on track in their upcoming game against the Timberwolves.

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