In a mostly empty arena, Stephen Curry twirled his arm in the air to recognise a small cheering section of family members before he sprinted into the tunnel to celebrate the highest scoring night of his career.
Sunday night’s 137-122 victory for the Warriors over the Trail Blazers in Golden State was the second half of a two-game sweep.
Stephen Curry scored a career-high 62 points, including a long-range, pressure-free swish with under a minute remaining that capped off a flawless night for the Warriors.
Early in his 12th season in the NBA, Curry recorded the highest scoring game of the season, scoring a career-high 61 points on 18-of-31 shooting (8-of-16 from deep).
He scored 30 points for the 10th time in his career in the first half, helping the Warriors to a 66-54 halftime lead.
And then scored another 60 points in the second half, with his teammates constantly reminding him of his score.
Curry Drops Career-High of 62 Points in Win Over Trail Blazers
With 62 points, Steph Curry broke his own Chase Center and career scoring records as the Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, 137-122, on Sunday night.
Curry shot a perfect 18 for 18 from the free throw line, his only miss of the night. With that miss, Curry’s streak of making 80 straight free throws came to an end.
As a result of the abbreviated 2020-21 season schedule, the Blazers won after losing to the Trail Blazers just two nights earlier.
In contrast to Friday night’s game, in which the Dubs trailed by 15 points at halftime, Sunday’s contest was a blowout for the home team.
Instead, after 24 minutes on Sunday, the Warriors were up 66-54, with Curry having scored 31 points.
Against the Portland Trail Blazers, Stephen Curry scored a career-high 62 points to help lead the Golden State Warriors to a 137-122 victory.
While slashing past the Blazers’ defence, Curry displayed a wide variety of dazzling dribble moves, allowing him to score in a variety of ways—at the rim, in the midrange, and from deep.