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NBA Game Notes (Nov. 11, 2022)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on November 11, 2022.
Stephen Curry scored 40 points — including 15 in the decisive fourth quarter — to propel the Warriors to a 106-101 win over the Cavaliers. It was the 200th consecutive regular-season game in which Curry made at least one 3-pointer, the longest such streak in NBA history by 43 games.
Curry became just the fifth player in NBA history to record consecutive 40-point games after his 34th birthday:
Michael Jordan (four times)
Curry shot 15-23 from the field — including 6-11 from 3-point range — for an effective field goal percentage of 78.3%. It’s the fourth time he’s recorded consecutive 40-point games with an effective field goal percentage of at least 75%. The only other player in NBA history to do so in consecutive games is Wilt Chamberlain, who had three such games in a row in December 1967.
Over his last three games, Curry is averaging 42.0 PPG with an effective field goal percentage of 80.4%. It’s the second time Curry has averaged at least 40 PPG with an effective field goal percentage of 80% over a three-game span. The only other player in NBA history with one such stretch is Kyrie Irving in March 2022.
Curry increased his season total to 366 points. He’s the oldest player in NBA history to score at least 350 points through his first 11 games of a season (age in years-days):
34-242 — Stephen Curry, 2022-23
31-318 — Alex English, 1985-86
30-320 — English, 1984-85
30-226 — Rick Barry, 1974-75
30-165 — Allen Iverson, 2005-06
Curry is also the oldest player in NBA history to open a season with 11 straight 20-point games:
34-242 — Stephen Curry, 2022-23
34-119 — Karl Malone, 1997-98
34-309 — Kevin Durant, 2022-23
33-056 — Elgin Baylor, 1967-68
33-040 — Kevin Durant, 2021-22
Tatum & Brown
Jayson Tatum had 34 points, eight rebounds, and five assists as the Celtics beat the Nuggets 131-112 to extend their season-best winning streak to five games.
Tatum became just the second player in franchise history to open a season with 12 straight 20-point games. He joins Hall of Famer Kevin McHale, who did so in 1986-87.
Tatum became the 18th player to score at least 8,000 career points with the Celtics. At 24 years and 253 days old, he’s the youngest player in franchise history to reach that mark.
Teammate Jaylen Brown tallied 25 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists, shooting 11-15 from the field (including 3-4 from 3-point range). It’s the 42nd time Brown and Tatum have each scored at least 25 points in the same game. The only current duos (meaning both players still on the same team) with more such games are Stephen Curry & Klay Thompson (63) and Giannis Antetokounmpo & Khris Middleton (52).
Fox Deals, Lakers Reel
De’Aaron Fox scored 32 points and dished out a season-high 12 assists to lead the Kings to a 120-114 over the reeling Lakers. After starting the season with four straight losses, the Kings have won five of their last seven games, with both losses coming by three points.
Fox also grabbed seven rebounds, bringing his season totals to 259 points, 52 rebounds, and 58 assists. Fox is just the second player in franchise history to average at least 25 PPG, 5 RPG, and 5 APG through his first 10 games of a season, joining Oscar Robertson (six times).
The Lakers dropped to 2-10 on the season, matching the worst 12-game start in franchise history. They also started the 1957-58 and 2015-16 seasons with 10 losses in 12 games. The Lakers are now tied with the Rockets for the worst record in the NBA this season.
Only five teams in NBA history have finished a season with a winning record after losing at least 10 of their first 12 games:
1976-77 Chicago Bulls
1977-78 Seattle SuperSonics
1981-82 New Jersey Nets
2004-05 New Jersey Nets
2004-05 Chicago Bulls
The 1977-78 SuperSonics actually advanced to the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Washington Bullets in seven games.