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Number crunch: Stephen Curry strikes 40 again as Warriors move to 20-0

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, drives past Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. Curry scored 40 points in three quarters and the Warriors defeated the Hornets 116-99 to extend the best start in NBA history to 20-0.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, drives past Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. Curry scored 40 points in three quarters and the Warriors defeated the Hornets 116-99 to extend the best start in NBA history to 20-0. The Associated Press

A statistical look at the Warriors’ 116-99 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday.

4: Times All-Star point guard Stephen Curry has scored 40 points by the end of the third quarter this season. The rest of the NBA combined has reached that mark just once.

4: Quarters in which Curry has scored at least 20 points this season. Nobody in the NBA has more than one.

5: Three-pointers Curry made in five attempts during his 28-point third quarter.

14: Shots Curry made in 18 attempts.

15: Points All-Star Klay Thompson scored in the first quarter en route to a 21-point night.

18: Shot attempts by Curry, the fewest he has taken to reach the 40-point mark in a game this season.

20: Wins in a row to start the season by the Warriors.

23: Regular-season games won consecutively by the Warriors dating to last season.

24: Points Curry scored in the last 7:26 of the third quarter. The rest of the team went scoreless.

34: Three-point attempts by Golden State, which made 16 for 47.1 percent shooting.

40: Points or more scored by Curry in six games this season.

60: Points scored in the first half by Golden State.

100: Three-pointers made by Curry this season.

100: Points or more scored by the Warriors in each of their first 20 games of the season, the first team to do so since the 1990-91 Denver Nuggets.

Compiled by Stuart Rosenberg. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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