Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry took home the 2020-21 NBA scoring title on Sunday on the final day of the regular season, edging out Washington Wizards SG Bradley Beal. Curry entered Sunday with a 0.4 point lead on Beal for the scoring title at 31.8 points per game. Here’s the basket Steph clinched on. It was his second scoring title in his career. Per Shams, Curry joins just Michael Jordan on the list of players to win the scoring title after the age of 33.
Steph wins the 2020-21 NBA Scoring Title— DraftKings (@DraftKings) May 16, 2021
Update: Ahhh, Curry went off for 44 points, the Dubs won and got the 8-seed in the West and he’ll finish the season at 32 PPG.
Beal and the Wizards defeated the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday and he finished with 25 points in the win. Curry and the Dubs are facing the Memphis Grizzlies right now and Curry is up to 7 points in the first quarter, enough to secure the scoring title. Curry should finish with a bit more in a game that matters for the standings for Golden State.
The last time Steph won the scoring title was back in 2015-16, which was his second of back-to-back MVP seasons. This was also the second time in Curry’s career he averaged over 30 points per game. Curry didn’t come close to the 50/45/90 shooting splits from 2015-16, but he wasn’t too shabby in 2020-21, finishing 48/42/91 in arguably his best season since then.