Unstoppable To the tune of 62 points, Stephen Curry demolishes the Blazers.
Stephen Curry, after having the highest scoring night of his career, twirled one arm in the air to recognise a small cheering group of family members in the mostly empty arena, and then skipped triumphantly out the tunnel.
On Sunday night, Curry scored a career-high 62 points for the Golden State Warriors as they defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 137-122. The win evened the series at one game apiece.
As for me, “I love it. Curry added, “I adore the intensity and competition that this sport provides.” “I never run from it. Simply happy to be in a position where I can perform at my best.
Early in his 12th NBA season, Curry had the greatest scoring game of the year, scoring a career-high 61 points on 18-of-31 shooting and eight of 16 from deep.
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He scored 30 points for the 10th time in his career in the first half, helping the Warriors take a 66-54 lead into halftime. The second half was a carbon copy, with his teammates constantly reminding him of his score.
Rookie James Wiseman remarked, “He was making every shot within like 10 seconds and we couldn’t even keep up.”
In spite of his stellar performance, Curry’s perfect night was marred by the fact that his franchise record-tying free throw shooting streak ended at 80 consecutive makes. It was scheduled to air till next March.
Then he suddenly started choking. Coach Steve Kerr joked that he would give the game ball to Wiseman before giving it to the player who truly deserved it.
In the game against the Trail Blazers, Curry shot 19 for the game and made 18, a new personal best. Even at seven feet tall, the intimidating Jusuf Nurkic was no match for Curry’s 6 feet, 3 inches of height. Described by Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts as “doing a little bit of everything,” he was a versatile player.
After only playing in five games due to a fractured left hand during the coronavirus-shortened 2019-20 season, Curry really needed a night like tonight.
Curry remarked, “When you have something to be enthused about, you kind of feed off of your own energy,” adding that the “great ones” learn to tune out the naysayers and embrace the hype.
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In a stadium bereft of actual spectators, the piped-in crowd noise seemed especially boisterous when he sat down for good in the closing seconds and accepted hugs from teammates.
Kerr has remarked of coaching him, “It’s just an honour to coach him, it really is.”