Curry cooks up a career-high 62 points against the Trail Blazers

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry put on a show on Sunday night. He scored a career-high, while guiding his team to a win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Warriors won 137-122 over the Trail Blazers at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California.

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry attempts a shot against the Portland Trail Blazers
Stephen Curry attempts a shot against the Portland Trail Blazers (Photo by the Golden State Warriors/Instagram)

Curry scored 62 points in 36 minutes. He scored the 62 points on 18 of 31 from the field, including 8 of 16 from three-point range.

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The Chef also had five rebounds and four assists in the contest.

He is the first player to score 62 or more points in 36 minutes or less since the late Kobe Bryant, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information. The former Los Angeles Lakers great — who passed away in January 2020 — had 62 points in 33 minutes against the Dallas Mavericks on December 20, 2005.

Prior to tonight, his previous career-high was 54 points in a loss to the New York Knicks on February 27, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.

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With the win, the Warriors improved to 3-3 on the season. The Trail Blazers fell to 3-3, as well.

Curry was one of four players, who scored in double-figures for the Warriors. All four were starters.

Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points. Kelly Oubre Jr. contributed 17 and rookie James Wiseman added 12.

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The Warriors had 24 bench points. Eric Paschall led the bench with 10 points.

Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 32 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Three of the Portland players scored double-digits. C.J. McCollum had 28, while Enes Kanter came off the bench and scored 24.

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The Trail Blazers had 46 points off the bench.

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