With Steph Curry playing in just five games last season, it had been too long since the two-time MVP had put on a show like only he can.
On Sunday night, Curry showed that he is all the way back when he went off for a career-high 62 points in a 137-122 win over the Portland Trailblazers. Curry got off to a hot start with 21 points in the first quarter and never cooled down. Curry shot 8/16 on 3-pointers and set another career high with 18 free throws.
In his first 2 weeks back playing NBA basketball Curry has taken his share of criticism. The Warriors started the season losing their first two games by a total of 65 points and Curry struggled by his standards averaging under 20 points and only hitting two 3-pointers per game. The Warriors then went on to win two of their next three with Curry averaging 31 points and over 4.5 3-pointers per game in that stretch and it was clear he was getting back in the flow of the NBA season.
Curry’s performance is even more impressive considering he’s less than two weeks into the season and coming off injury and with Klay Thompson out for the season, Curry is getting even more attention from defenses. The Warriors will need Curry to play at MVP-level if they want a chance at making the playoffs and if his play against the Blazers is a sign of things to come the Warriors may turn out to be better than expected.
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