Stephen Curry scores career-high 62 points to down Blazers

Tanya Simon
January 11, 2021

Damian Lillard led Trail Blazers with 32 points, while CJ McCollum recorded 28 points and nine rebounds.

The game was a rematch of a 123-98 Trail Blazers win on Friday night in a game also played at the 2-year-old Chase Center in San Francisco.

Stephen Curry has shot over 47% from the floor and 43% from beyond the arc over the course of his career, so it's nearly shocking when he has a single bad shooting night.

James Wiseman hauled in a career-high 11 boards to go with 12 points, Kent Bazemore grabbed eight and Andrew Wiggins seven.

Lillard made 6 of 15 three-point attempts and 10 of 24 from the field for 32 points, but he committed five turnovers.

Damion Lee of the Golden State Warriors pours water to cool down a hot Steph Curry after a career-high 62 points.

Rookie Center James Wiseman succumbed to an ankle injury and was forced to leave at the end of the first game, but was healthy enough to start the back half of this baseball-style series.

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Per Elias Sports Bureau, Curry became the first player to score at least 30 points in each half of a game since late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant did in 2005 and also joined "Pistol" Pete Maravich of then New Orleans Jazz to score "more than" 30 points in each half of the game.

Kanter was the game's leading rebounder with 12.

"These games are eerie", said head coach Steve Kerr. He proved that he can still channel "Chef Curry" at any time on the court, and it was a night that many won't soon forget. A high energy guy that brings as much on the defensive end as he does breaking out in transition, Oubre Jr. will be integral to the Warriors this season despite how his shooting progresses.

"I think that would have been flawless for us but we came up short", Lillard said. It reminds me of 2K, because I used to play with Steph all the time and I used to drop like 60 (points). "He came out and everything was a shot or attack".

"I don't get frazzled too easily and am very confident in who I am as a person", he said. "I was just happy to be on the same side as him tonight, because I know it stunk for the other team". I'll never run from it.

This was a career high for the three-time National Basketball Association champion, whose previous record for points came when he scored 54 against the New York Knicks back in 2013. "I just feel sad for what's happening with the pandemic, and we're blessed and lucky to play, but I look forward to the day when fans are back in our building". With Draymond Green playing his second game of the season, the Warriors were more organised and disciplined getting out to shooters and protecting the rim, and for the first time this season, won the battle on the glass, outrebounding the Blazers 60-51.

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