Warriors star Stephen Curry breaks career-high in revenge game vs. Blazers
Perhaps fueled by their recent 25-blowout loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry came out firing on Sunday to show the NBA that he is still the same potent scorer that won three championships over the last five years.
In fact, as he anchored the Warriors’ offense against the Blazers, he set a new career-high 62 points. Chef Curry tied his previous personal high of 54 points via free throws on the 3:35 mark in the final quarter, and it didn’t take long for him to break that tally–one minute and 11 seconds later to be exact.
BREAKING: Steph Curry has set a new career-high with 56 points and counting pic.twitter.com/SZBQDUqFRP
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Stephen Curry finished the night with a 58.1 percent (18-of-31) shooting clip, including an efficient 8-of-16 shooting from downtown. He also recorded five rebounds and four assists in the contest.
To put his performance in a better context, the Warriors sharpshooter outscored both Blazers stars Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum who combined for 60 points in the game.
Curry’s previous career-high of 54 points came way back seven years ago, on February 27, 2013, against Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Warriors superstar played 48 minutes back then and made 11 triples to reach the feat.
In comparison, he only played 36 minutes in his record-setting night against the Blazers. While he only made eight 3-pointers during the game, his aggressiveness and craftiness paid off, as proven by his 19 free throws–of which he made 18.
Personal record aside, Curry will be happy with their 137-122 victory. They improve to 3-3 with the victory, and it looks like they are finding their rhythm after a horrible start that saw them get demolished by the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks in the first two games of the campaign.