Steph Curry on verge of becoming Warriors’ all-time leading scorer

Ahead of Monday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets at Chase Center, Stephen Curry is 19 points away from surpassing Wilt Chamberlain as the Warriors’ all-time leading scorer.

Such an achievement will hold great importance to Curry, 33, who in his 12th season in Golden State is already the franchise leader in assists and made 3-pointers.

“He’s a legend and remains [one] across the whole league,” Curry said last week after a loss to the Atlanta Hawks. “But wearing a Warriors uniform and having been here my whole career, it’s pretty crazy.

“To know where it started out and all that’s happened over the course of my career… that’s a pretty significant milestone. God willing when it happens, I will appreciate that moment.”

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That moment could happen as soon as tonight when Curry, who has scored 30 or more points in each of his last six games, will seek to upset the fourth-place Denver Nuggets (7 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Bay Area and ESPN).

The Warriors will need more than 19 points from Curry to keep up with a Nuggets offense anchored by MVP-candidate Nikola Jokic and scores at the fourth-highest rate in the league. Meanwhile, Curry has been one of the few bright spots for Golden State’s 23rd-ranked offense. Curry is averaging 29.9 points on 48.3% shooting, 41.2% from 3-point range, 5.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists this season.

Still, this will most likely be a night crowned by Curry’s significant career achievement.

Chamberlain, who last played for the Warriors in 1965, finished his six-year stint with 17,783 points and has been the franchise leader in career points scored for 56 years. Curry will surpass Chamberlain for No. 1 on the Warriors’ all-time list, which includes Rick Barry (16,447), Paul Arizin (16,266) and Chris Mullin (16,235) to round out the top five.

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