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Another big night for Curry as Warriors breeze past Memphis

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A 50-point win for Stephen Curry and the defending champion Warriors and the season isn't even a week old.

Curry scored 21 of his 30 points in an emphatic third-quarter stretch and the reigning NBA MVP followed up his 53-point performance from the weekend with another gem to lead unbeaten Golden State past the Memphis Grizzlies 119-69 on Monday night.

Curry did not play in the fourth quarter with his team up big after shooting 10 for 16 and hitting four 3-pointers to give him 21 through four games.

Curry also had a huge third quarter with a career-best 28 points in Saturday's win at New Orleans, and he won Western Conference Player of the Week honors after averaging a league-best 39.3 points.

The Grizzlies were outscored 72-27 over the second and third quarters on the way to the worst defeat in franchise history.

Festus Ezeli added 11 points and 10 rebounds filling in for injured center Andrew Bogut, and Curry scored 16 straight points during one stretch in Golden State's franchise-record 20th straight win at Oracle Arena. It was the team's first 50-point win since exactly 24 years earlier when the Warriors beat Sacramento 153-91 on Nov. 2, 1991.

The Grizzlies starters combined to shoot 11 for 46, led by Marc Gasol's 13 points.

Curry made a steal and a driving hook shot with 6:28 left in the third to put Golden State ahead 75-40. He knocked down a 3-pointer a minute later and another about 30 seconds after that.

The Grizzlies kicked off a season-long five-game, nine-day road trip in forgettable fashion, going 3 for 23 from 3-point range.

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