Stephen Curry’s outrageous performance proves he’s still a game-changer. The former MVP puts his brilliance in a dazzling career night, surpassing his previous best performance in NBA by 8 points, as he leads the Warriors past the Trail Blazers in the battle.
Stephen Curry’s previous career-best performance was 54 points on Feb. 27, 2013, at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
• Stephen Curry recorded a career-high performance on Sunday night.
• Former MVP’s career-best performance was 54 points.
• Social media reacts to Curry’s blistering performance.
• He did a little bit of everything in the match, says the Blazers coach.
It would be wrong to say Stephen Curry had one of those nights because even the two-time Kia MVP winner never actually had anything like this in his illustrious career in NBA.
A six-piece performance of the superstar? It was 62 points, to be precise, that Stephen Curry’s outrageous performance spread all over the Blazers, punishing Portland with a variety of shots taken from all over the floor Sunday in a performance that bested all other Curry performances, as absurd as that sounds.
Curry went on scoring 18-for-31 from the field, 8-for-16 from beyond the arc and 18-for-19 from the free-throw line … that lone missed free throw snapped a streak of 80 straight. He also added five rebounds and four assists. He scored those 62 points in 36 minutes and scored 30 points in both halves (a feat last accomplished by “Pistol” Pete Maravich in 1977).
Stephen Curry’s outrageous performance
“He did a little bit of everything,” said Blazers coach Terry Stotts. “A great performance by a great player.”
That mentioned by Damian Lillardvery after Portland beat the Warriors by 25 points in the first of their back-to-back games of the season.
“I think right now, with the injuries that the Warriors have been dealing with and Steph playing with a younger team right now, he’s seeing that it’s tough to get those quality looks right now,” Lillard said on Friday. “It’s different than what it’s looked like over the last four or five years for him. He’s trying to get quality looks and get a clean look, so he can make a good shot.”
Curry: ‘Just try to stay humble, at the moment’
About the topic of a star carrying the load, Kerr applied some perspective and said:
“If you think about most guys considered the best in the league, physical freaks of nature, LeBron, Giannis, Anthony Davis. Steph is 6-2, 180 pounds, whatever he is. He has to carry a game with skill, not physicality.”
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“Everything was a shot or an attack,” said Green.
“I wanted to take him out with 30 seconds left, so the 42 people in the stands could give him a standing ovation,” Kerr said.
Then he added the obvious:
“It’s just a privilege to coach him.”
Social Media reacts
Stephen Curry’s outrageous performance leaves social media mad about him as he flashes career best.
Check out some of the best reactions and stats from Curry’s incredible performance:
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) January 4, 2021
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) January 4, 2021
NBA does Its part too:
🔥 Career-high 62 points for Steph Curry! 🔥
— NBA (@NBA) January 4, 2021