Steph Curry’s phenomenal performance, scoring a record-breaking 50 points, propelled the Golden State Warriors to a 120-100 Game 7 win over the Sacramento Kings, clinching a 4-3 best-of-seven NBA playoff series victory for the team.
Curry Shatters Game 7 Scoring Record
Curry’s 50-point score not only set a new record for the most points in a Game 7 in NBA history but also surpassed the 48 points previously scored by his ex-teammate Kevin Durant in 2021 for the Brooklyn Nets against the Milwaukee Bucks. According to ESPN, Curry is now the first player in Warriors history to achieve 40-plus points in a Game 7.
Curry’s Outstanding Marksmanship Showcased
Curry demonstrated his exceptional shooting skills, making 20-of-38 shots, including 7-18 from beyond the arc. The basketball world was in awe of his remarkable performance, with fellow players showering him with praise on social media.
Praises Pour in from NBA Stars
Portland Trail Blazers point guard and seven-time All-Star Damian Lillard tweeted, “Steph Curry you filthy animal lol… he just packed up a very good team… in a very tough building.” 13-time All-Star Durant posted, “Legendary 30. 50 pieces,” while Trae Young referred to it as an “unreal performance.”
Klay Thompson Reflects on Curry’s Game 7 Brilliance
Curry’s longtime teammate Klay Thompson, who has witnessed many of his extraordinary performances, told reporters, “There is a reason he is a two-time MVP, a Finals MVP because he pushes us over the top in moments like this.” He continued, “When he’s in the zone like that, you try to just get him in his spots, get him the ball and get out of the way. This is a Game 7 I will forever remember as the Steph Curry game.”
Warriors’ Second-Half Comeback
Golden State found themselves trailing the Kings by two points at halftime, with Thompson and Jordan Poole struggling to score. Curry had already racked up 20 points, but his second-half surge helped seal the victory for the Warriors. The team outscored Sacramento by 22 in the second half, which ESPN reports as being tied for the fifth-largest point differential in the second half of a Game 7 in NBA playoff history.
Curry’s Performance Electrifies Fans and Teammates
Curry’s outstanding display, showcasing his shooting prowess, finishing variety, and dynamism, not only captivated fans but also left those on the court with him in awe. In the face of a challenging environment and possible playoff elimination, Curry led the Warriors to a memorable win and a spot in the Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Anticipation Builds for Showdown with LeBron’s Lakers
The highly anticipated series against LeBron James’ Lakers is set to commence on Tuesday.
“We’re defying the odds by still playing at this high of a level,” Curry remarked. “I know everybody wants to see you fail. That’s kind of the nature of where we’re at right now. We love when we still prove a lot of people wrong. It’s part of our vibe now.”
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