Klay Thompson, Pau Gasol, Ja Morant and Others React to Steph Curry’s Explosive Performance Against Trailblazers

Published 01/04/2021, 12:15 AM EST
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after a basket against the Portland Trail Blazers during the fourth quarter for a career-high 62 point game for Curry at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports


Steph Curry just made history against the Portland Trailblazers. The former two-time MVP set a new career-high as he scored 62 points in the Warriors‘ win over the Trailblazers.

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This tops his previous high of 54 points against the New York Knicks in 2013. With his magnificent game, Curry showed that he is still an elite player in the NBA.

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Many players and analysts took to Twitter after the Warriors’ win to share their reactions to Steph’s insane game. Curry hit 8 three-pointers at a 50% conversion rate and made 18 of his 31 field goals. Former players like Pau Gasol, Kendrick Perkins, and Bill Simmons showered appreciation for one of the best players in the history of the NBA.

Steph came into the game with a mission to get one over Portland after the Trailblazers defeated the Warriors on Friday night. He now matches his close friend and backcourt partner Klay Thompson in the 60-point club.

This performance was a reminder to everyone in the NBA world that Steph Curry is not to be discounted. Due to their poor start this season, many wrote off Steph Curry and the Warriors. However, Steph showed that he can choose to turn it on whenever he is motivated and ready to prove something.

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Jan 1, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) is fouled by Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) as he shoots in the third quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Curry started the game incredibly hot, scoring 21 points in the first quarter alone. He ended the half with 31 points and it looked like we were set for a Curry shooting clinic.

But even the most ardent of Steph Curry fans weren’t expecting him to go off the way he did in the second half. Steph went on to score another 31 in the second half, including 5 three-pointers.

Many NBA players reacted with high praise for Curry. However, his brother Seth chose to throw some light-hearted jabs at Steph. Hilariously, Jimmy Butler came down to his defense.

Regardless of the jokes, one thing remains clear; Steph Curry is here to stay.

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Steph Curry had a historic night at the Chase Center and created one of the biggest memories of the newly formed arena. If Curry continues to perform like this, the Warriors can overcome their average start to the season and return to the NBA playoffs. Moreover, Curry showed that it would be premature to take him and the Warriors out of the championship conversation.

 

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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