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Steph Curry slams career-high 62 points as Warriors breeze past Blazers

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Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry dropped in one of his greatest performances when most needed. The player netted his career-best 62 points in Warriors’ 137-122 victory against the Portland Trailblazers.

Curry’s effort marks the highest points registered by a single player in a match so far this season. The two-time MVP accounted for one-third of his total points tally inside the first quarter itself.

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Curry dropped in a career high 62 points to lead Warriors to their third win of the season. (Dayton Sports/Yahoo Sports)

Leading the franchise’s offense, Curry registered ten more points in the second quarter to end up with 31 points by the halfway mark of the game, while the side lead 66-54.

Curry continued the assault in the second half as well, and ended up with 62 after nailing a three-pointer in the dying seconds of the game.

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The exceptional performance marked the first instance where a player registered more than 30 points across both halves since Kobe Bryant achieved the feat in 2005.

Before the match, Trailblazers’ Damien Lillard had called Curry “different” with the latter labelling the comparison as laughable.

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“It’s different than what it’s looked like the last four or five years for him. He’s trying to get quality looks and get a clean look so he can make a good one,” Lillard had said ahead of the game.

“I think it’s laughable that people want to invalidate my career after 5 mediocre games. Every one of my rings came against a man they consider the greatest ever. If I’m overrated, what does that make him?”  retorted Curry back following the claims

Lillard clearly woke the beast following his questionable remarks as he and the franchise had to bear the brunt of it being on the wrong side of a scintillating performance which powered Warriors to a 3-3 record in the season.

Steve Kerr left speechless after Curry’s astonishing display

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Steve Kerr claimed that it is a privilege to coach the ace player (Pressform)

Warriors coach Steve Kerr claimed that it was a privilege to coach the player and added that it was just a brilliant performance on the court.

“It was just a brilliant performance,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the game, via ESPN’s Nick Fridell. “It’s just a privilege to coach him. It really is … What a performance tonight.”

The man who dished out the performance also had a few words to say after the end of the match. He intends to keep being humble and stay in the moment with the belief that good things will happen.

“You try to just continue to stay humble and stay in the moment. That’s the best way to approach it,” Curry said on NBC Sports after the game. “It doesn’t help when your teammates are yelling at you every dead ball how many points you got. But other than that, it’s just don’t do anything differently. Just keep being aggressive, being decisive and good things happen.”

Warriors next face the Sacramento Kings at home.

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