WATCH: Steph Curry Proving He’s the Best Deep 3-Point Shooter Ever in Historic Performance Against Portland

Published 01/03/2021, 11:59 PM 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 obliterated his previous career-high by dropping 62 points against the Portland Trailblazers. After the Warriors’ slow start to this season, everyone started pointing their finger at Steph for being unable to win without all-star players backing him up. While that may be true with respect to his dominance prior to this, questioning Curry’s individual talent over these circumstances was odd.

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Curry came out with a point to prove against Portland. Steph scored 62 points, but only made 6 three-pointers. He did most of his damage at the free-throw line or inside the paint. One of those three-pointers was a deep heave over two Blazers defenders. That shot led to points number 57, 58, and 59 to ice the game against Portland.

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Steph faced off against the man many people say is the best point guard in the league right now. That man is Damian Lillard, who himself scored 32 points and led the Blazers through a second-half comeback to make this a close game. However, it didn’t hold up to Steph’s career-high night.

Steph Curry: Can he take Golden State to the playoffs?

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Steph Curry had a career night, but we won’t see this superhuman effort in every game. In a Western Conference that is getting increasingly packed in the middle, the Warriors will genuinely have to fight to snag a playoff spot for themselves. This holds especially true with the rise of other non-playoff teams like the Sacramento Kings and the Phoenix Suns.

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

He has a better team than most people credit around him. Draymond Green is still the most intelligent player on the court. Both Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre have shown that they can have big moments. Along with them, James Wiseman is having a terrific start to his rookie campaign. The team is just taking some time to find their chemistry.

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While Steph doesn’t want this to be a lost season, it is no secret that the real challenge comes when Klay Thompson is back. However, a playoff run would be the best way to shut out all the noise.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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