Steph Curry hits career-high 62 points in Warriors win

Stephen Curry put in an eye-opening performance on his way to scoring a career-high 62 points last evening.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry smiles during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in San Francisco, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021.
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Curry’s workman-like drive helped the Golden State Warriors defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 137-122.

The three-time NBA champion said, “I love it. I love everything about what this game offers, the competitiveness and the fire,” Curry said. “I never run from it. Just excited to be in that atmosphere where I get to play at the highest level and do what I do.”

At 32, he is now the second-oldest player to score over 60 points in a game; the oldest? Kobe Bryant who did so at 37.

Curry was returning to the floor after a shortened 2019-20 season which saw him only play five games due to a broken left hand.