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

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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