After a rough start to the season for Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors, the all-time shooting great erupted for 62 points to lead his team to a 137-122 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Curry shot an incredible 58.1% from the field, hitting eight three-pointers and connecting on 18 of 19 free throws. The 62-point-night was a career-high for Curry, a two-time NBA Finals MVP and arguably the greatest pure shooter in the league’s history.
After winning NBA Championships in 2015, 2017, and 2018, the Warriors have fallen on hard times after a string of serious injuries to their stars. Curry played in five games last season after breaking his hand, and Klay Thomspon was scheduled to come back from injury this season as well but suffered a brutal ACL injury before the season began.
Curry’s performance on Sunday was the first 60-point game for a Warrior player since Thompson scored 60 in 2016. Curry, who is 32 years old, also became the second-oldest player in NBA history to score 60 points in a game.
However, Curry did miss his first free throw in 80 attempts during the first quarter. Prior to the miss, Curry had not missed a shot from the free-throw line since March 2019.