League MVP Stephen Curry and Golden State come to town Thursday for a TNT game and the Warriors’ first of two Target Center visits this season. Curry does so with the most torrid scoring start to a season in decades. Here’s a look at some of what he’s done through the season’s opening games:
• His 179 points scored in the first five games are the most to start an NBA season since Michael Jordan’s 182 in 1991.
• He joined Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry as the only players in franchise history with three 50-point games when he scored 53 on Halloween night against New Orleans. He set a career high for points in a quarter with 28 in the third.
• He is the first player to score 53 points in fewer than 36 minutes since the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant scored 62 points in 33 minutes vs. Dallas in December 2005.
Milwaukee’s Jabari Parker played his first game in nearly 11 months Wednesday — since he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last December — in a 91-87 victory over Philadelphia.
His teammates played a rookie prank on a guy who is no longer a rookie, waiting back in the tunnel while Parker ran out onto the floor alone. He was rusty – two points on 1-for-6 shooting, four rebounds, an assist in 16 minutes – but his sense of humor was in midseason form.
“I thought I did pretty good,” he said, smiling at reporters afterward. “I made a basket.”