Stephen Curry, Bradley Beal in heated race for NBA’s scoring title

The 2020-21 NBA regular season is rapidly nearing its end and so are the chances for Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal to solidify themselves as the scoring champion.

Beal and Curry each had games and almost completely matched each other in points. Beal was the first of the two to play and he finished with 50 points during the Wizards’ 133-132 overtime win over the Indiana Pacers. He was unable to participate in overtime due to injury.

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Next up was Curry, who was taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was just one-point shy of matching the mark that Beal had achieved as he scored 49 points…within just three quarters of action. In the process, the Warriors superstar knocked down 11 shots from beyond the arc and dropped 24 points in the first quarter and 22 in the third.

Stephen Curry was asked about whether he was aware that Bradley Beal scored 50 points against the Pacers before his performance against the Thunder. He acknowledged ‘of course’ he did, but he didn’t know precisely how many points he needed to score in order to hang onto the No. 1 spot.

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

Curry now holds a slight lead over Beal in scoring averages as he’s averaging 31.9 points while Beal is at 31.4. There is still enough time for Beal to make up the gap if he were to put up a huge amount of shots in his remaining outings.

It’s not just the scoring title that Bradley Beal and Stephen Curry are playing for as the regular season winds down. Both superstars’ respective teams are fighting for positioning in the playoff picture to maximize their seeding before the NBA Play-In Tournament. Expect both players to fill up the box score while they keep their team’s chances alive.

The Washington Wizards and Golden State Warriors will return to action on the same day once again as both Bradley Beal and Stephen Curry compete for the 2020-21 NBA scoring title. On Monday, the Wizards will take on the Atlanta Hawks first then the Golden State Warriors will be host the Utah Jazz.

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