Stephen Curry, in battle for scoring title with Bradley Beal, scores 49 points in 29 minutes

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Stephen Curry‘s incredible run shows no signs of stopping any time soon. The Golden State Warriors superstar scored 49 points in Saturday’s 136-97 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, putting together yet another brilliant performance in a season that’s been full of them.

Curry, who is now averaging a league-high 31.9 points per game, got a little extra motivation prior to the contest, knowing that Washington Wizards All-Star guard Bradley Beal went off for 50 points in Saturday’s 133-132 overtime win over the Indiana Pacers.

Curry has been in a back-and-forth battle with Beal for the NBA scoring title over the past month. And Curry seemed to take the challenge of seeing how many he could put up on a night when Beal had already done so much damage. When asked if he knew before the game how many points Beal had scored, Curry didn’t hesitate.

“Of course, I did,” Curry said. “I know what he’s doing. He’s obviously been playing at a high level, but anytime somebody gets 50, you hear about it.”

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