Golden State Warriors dynasty may be coming to an end, but Stephen Curry will not give up his best game of the season against the Portland Trail Blazers.
After recent criticism, Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry has regained his self-esteem and delivered the best game of his career. Curry scored 62 points in the first half of last night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, setting a second-year record for the most points by a player in a single game in franchise history. That includes Curry’s 54 points against the Knicks, who became the all-time greats in NBA history, and the first player to score 50 points and hit 10 three-pointers in such a game.
Curry was also outdone by two of his former teammates, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. The latter had only kind words for Curry: “Welcome to the club, big brother,” Thompson wrote on his Twitter account after Curry’s appearance.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Sheeeesh <a href=”https://twitter.com/StephenCurry30?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@StephenCurry30</a> 🔥!! Welcome to the club big bro #62 🐐</p>— klay thompson (@KlayThompson) <a href=”https://twitter.com/KlayThompson/status/1345944500296773634?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>January 4, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
Curry has been sullied by criticism from the media, his teammates and even his coach Steve Kerr.
James Wiseman, who first saw Curry’s acquisition and admitted to playing in a video game with Steph, said he feels like NBA 2K. After seeing it up close, he said it reminded him of ‘NBA 2K’, although he acknowledged playing Steph in video games. After seeing it up close and then watching Stephen Curry’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers in the locker room, he was stunned.
He finished with 62 points on 7-of-11 shooting and 11 rebounds in the second half for the first time in his NBA career. After Curry scored 21 points in the first quarter and led the Warriors to a 66-54 lead at halftime, he was suspended for the rest of the game. The offensive groove came back for Curry when he put it on Portland, making 7-of-11 shots from the field and sending instant messages to his teammates and coach Steve Kerr en route to a 62-point, 11-rebounds, 10-assist performance on the night. But the offensive grooves didn’t return until the second half, and Curry made up for it against Portland when he made 7 of 11 shots from the field and sent an instant message to the team’s offensive line with 11 rebounds and 11 points on 4-for-7 shooting.
It was Damian Lillard who took it upon himself to get Portland back in the contest, but Curry was stopped by his offensive blocking. Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson each added 21 points to help the Warriors avoid a repeat of Friday’s upset when the same Blazers team threw Golden State into a huge early hole.
The Trail Blazers had no answer to Curry’s dominance as the All-Star guard found enough space to fire the patented long-range shot that defined his career.
Former NBA player Steve Nash, who is also the NBA’s all-time shooter, said Curry is already an all-time great, but people question his size because he doesn’t physically dominate the game. Goldsberry explained that every player in NBA history must behave and combine to score more points, rebounds, assists and steals than Curry, and his jumper is so good that he has become the most efficient volume shooter in the world.
Despite his success with other elite teams, NBC Sports’ Tom Haberstroh said:
You can pick him off the court like a petal and Steph – led warriors will still dominate as champions.
He scored a season-high 47 points and averaged 7.7 assists per game, and he has an improved defense to go with his brilliant offensive. Eric Jones, a junior from Miami, is a free agent who has pushed Curry to move.
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According to ESPN, Steph Curry became the first player since Kobe Bryant on January 26, 2011, to score 62 points in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers, becoming the NBA’s all-time leader in points, assists, rebounds, steals and assists per game. The night with 50 points was the first of the season in the NFL, while the 60 points is the second – the most in NBA history, behind Klay Thompson, who had 60 points in 2016.
In the same game, Curry injured his right ankle and missed 11 games after scoring 21 points against Samford. He returned to action on December 30 and scored 36 points, but rolled his ankle again in the second half of the game against the New York Knicks. Curry surpassed the 2,000-point mark of his career when he scored 38 points in his first game since his ankle injury on January 26.
He finished with 40 points, also went 8-for-10 from 3-point range, and the Dubs won. Curry had 20 points and Davidson had 20 against College of Charleston in the semifinals, losing 52-59 to seeded Georgetown. Gonzaga led by 11 points early in the second half, but Curry scored 30 points at halftime to push Davidson to his first Final Four appearance in school history and second in three years.