He turned it up – and how!
Almost single-handedly, NBA superstar Steph Curry (35) led the Golden State Warriors into the second round of the playoffs.
The point guard set a new NBA record in a 120-100 win over the Sacramento Kings. Because: Never before has a player scored 50 points in the decisive game 7.
Steph Curry breaks NBA record
A lot spoke before this game against the Warriors. A disastrous Game 6, the bizarrely poor away record and a roaring crowd in Sacramento.
But then came curry – and broke all boundaries.
Curry took 38 throws and hit 20. Never before had anyone dominated a seventh game of the finals like this.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr (57) made a prominent comparison after the gala: “That’s how I felt when I played with Michael Jordan.”
Teammate Klay Thompson (33) couldn’t help but be amazed: “An unbelievable achievement for eternity. I will always remember this seventh game as the ‘Steph Curry Game’.”
Curry described his legendary performance so soberly: “It was about being aggressive”, “I took the 38 throws for a good reason. We saw the gaps, so I could be super aggressive and it worked.”
Duel of the Superstars: Curry vs. LeBron
In the hunt for his fifth title, Curry now has to duel with another exceptional player. The quarter-final series with the Los Angeles Lakers and their superstar LeBron James (38) awaits from Tuesday.
The fact is: This duel hasn’t happened in the playoffs for 32 years. The Lakers, with James and the German national team captain Dennis Schröder (29), beat the Memphis Grizzlies 4-2.
Curry: “They are completely different than the Kings and present us with completely different challenges, “They are big. Everyone has to be ready.”
Mega scenes immediately after substitution
Barça-Bubi (15) enthusiastic about record debut
The Warriors have not lost a best-of-seven series in the playoffs 19 times in a row against Western Conference opponents. So everything is set in stone for curry & co.?