After missing the better part of 2019/20 with an injury, Golden State Warriors’ superstar Steph Curry struggled to find his rhythm early in the season. But this wasn’t the case against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night, as Curry exploded with a career-high 62 points to give his team a 137-122 win.
Curry started the game red-hot, shooting 7 out of 11 and delivering 21 points in the first quarter alone
The two-time NBA MVP added 10 more to close the first half and then torched Portland with 31 additional points in the second half.
Curry finished the game with 62 points, five rebounds, and four assists. He shot 18-for-31 from the field and 8-for-16 from the three-point arc while making 18 out of his 19 free throw attempts.
“It was just a brilliant performance,” said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr after the game. “It’s just a privilege to coach him. It really is. … What a performance tonight.”
Several other Warriors’ players stepped up to help Curry, with Andrew Wiggins scoring 21 and Kelly Oubre Jr. adding 17. Rookie James Wiseman also had an encouraging performance, recording his first double-double as a pro with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum led the way for Trail Blazers, scoring 32 points and 28 points, respectively.