Stephen Curry takes NBA scoring title as Warriors clinch play-in seed

Stephen Curry became the oldest scoring champion since Michael Jordan in 1998, finishing with 46 points as the Golden State Warriors held off the Memphis Grizzlies 113-101 on Sunday in a regular-season finale that determined the play-in tournament’s eighth and ninth spots. The Warriors wrapped up the No 8 seed and will play on Wednesday, while Memphis finish at No 9 and will host the Spurs on Wednesday. Golden State’s opponent is dependent on Sunday night’s results for the Lakers and Portland. If they face the Lakers it would set up a delicious face off between Curry and LeBron James. The winner of the game involving the Warriors and Lakers or Portland will be the No 7 seed in the West playoffs; the loser of that game will play the Memphis-San Antonio winner on Friday to be the No 8 West seed. At 33, Curry and Jordan are the only scoring champions age 33 or older. Curry also joins Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players with multiple scoring titles, MVPs and championships. Two-time MVP Curry locked up his first scoring title since 2015-16 with his second basket of Sunday’s game late in the first quarter. He made nine of 22 three-pointers and also contributed nine assists and seven rebounds in Golden State’s sixth straight win. Curry averaged 32 points during his second 2,000-point season.

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