Stephen Curry secured the second NBA scoring title of his remarkable career after scoring 46 points in the Golden State Warriors’ 113-101 win against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.
Stephen, who last won the title in 2016, finished the regular season with a 32-point scoring average, surpassing Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards’ player who finished on 31.2.
33-year-old Curry is the oldest scoring champion since Michael Jordan, who in 1997-98 season achieved it at age 35.
“I had a lot of good looks all night,” said Stephen, according to the BBC. “The whole team was in sync. The guys set great screens for me.”
Stephen’s heroics served his team to claim the No. 8 positions in this month’s play-in tournament, setting up an appealing meeting with LeBron James’ LA Lakers on Thursday.
Speaking before the game, LeBron praised Curry for his recent performances and described why he thought his team was playing against this season’s MVP.
“There’s always been a certain respect that’s even existed beyond the game of basketball. Our paths have been crossed again,” LeBron said.
“We get caught up in the records sometimes, rather than saying who had the best season this year. Curry has had, in my view, the best season all year,” he added.
Curry became the Warriors’ all-time highest scorer earlier this year, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain’s record that was set 57 years earlier.
Stephen Curry has twice been named MVP in 2016 and 2015.