Curry scored 53 points – the ninth 50-point game of his career – when the Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets 116-107 at the Chase Center on Monday.
After starting the game 18 points behind Chamberlain’s record, Curry set the record in the first quarter, scoring 30 points and a total of 10 three-point points in the first half.
“It’s crazy … every time you hear his (Chamberlains) name it’s daunting because you know his records are so heavy – some of them are even impossible to overshadow,” Curry said, designed by the Warriors in 2009, told reporters it will become the leading goalscorer in franchise history.
“To be somewhere close to you in every record book and to be at the top now is surreal and wild.”
Denver’s defeat was compounded by a final-minute injury to Jamal Murray.
The Star Guardian fell to the ground and clutched his knee in agony 50 seconds before he left the square.
“We’ll try to get an idea of the knee and see what the injury is,” head coach Michael Malone told reporters after the game.
“Of course we are a very shabby locker room. Yes, we lost the game, but I think everyone is with Jamal and we hope he is fine.”
Curry was backed by 18 points and seven assists from Draymond Green as the Warriors improved their home record to 17-10 that season.
Nikola Jokic ended up with 27 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists for the Nuggets, whose next game will be against the Miami Heat on Wednesday when the Warriors take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
It’s not the first time this year that Curry has reached a career milestone.