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Stephen Curry and Bradley Beal are locked in an all-time scoring duel

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Curry kept tabs on Beal dropping 50 (0:29)

Stephen Curry admits that he knew Bradley Beal scored 50 before the Warriors' game, as the two are in competition for the scoring title. (0:29)

On Saturday, the NBA's two leading scorers took turns boosting their impressive averages.

First, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal dropped 50 points on 19-of-31 shooting in regulation against the Indiana Pacers before a hamstring "tweak" forced him to the sidelines for overtime as Russell Westbrook steered Washington to victory.

Hours later, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors answered with 49 points in three quarters, playing just 29 minutes as the Warriors crushed the Oklahoma City Thunder 136-97. The outburst was enough to keep Curry ahead in one of the tightest scoring races in recent memory.

With four games left for both of their teams, Curry is averaging 31.9 PPG to Beal's 31.4. Who will win this competition? Let's take a look at that and the history of scoring races.