Stephen Curry signed this Sunday the best performance in the seventh game of a series of Playoffsafter contribute 50 points to the triumph of Golden State Warriors 120-100 over Sacramento Kings in it Golden 1 Centerwith which the defending NBA champions advanced at Western Conference Semifinals.
After wasting the first ‘game point’ in San Francisco last Friday, the Warriors needed a piece of art from their brightest star to end some Kings who lived a dream season, in which they were classified third in the west and returned to the postseason after 17 years of waiting.
Curry signed the best performance of his career in the Playoffs and led the hand by the warriors to the next round, in which they will be rivals of Los Angeles Lakers of LeBron James, who eliminated the Memphis Grizzlies.
His mark in a seventh game improved the 48 points of Kevin Durant in 2021, the 47 of Dominique Wilkins in 1988 and the 47 of sam jones in 1963.
Curry finished his game with 50 points and 20 of 38 shooting. To them he added eight rebounds and six assistson an afternoon when his team’s second best scorer was Andrew Wiggins with 17 points.
20 of the Warriors’ 56 points in the first half came in the form of Curry, who He hit eight of his fifteen shots, with four triples, and supported his team in the most difficult moment of klay thompsonwho only scored one of his 10 tries from the field.
In the Kings he suffered De’Aaron Fox, with only eight points and many misses (3 of 8 shooting), but it was Sabonis to step up with 16 valuable points to give his team a two-point lead in a matchup of maximum balance.
It was in the third period when the Warriors shot up their level at the rate of a stellar Curry, protagonist from the bow, but also with entries in traffic and acrobatic baskets.
One of them, with an added foul, gave the Warriors a 67-62 advantage who continued to step on the accelerator and dominate the rebounds. They barely lost a ball in the third quarter and Thompson delivered a final blow to the table with a triple, and foul included, which rose 91-81 to the light.
thompson went from seven points scored in the first half to sign 10 in just the third period, with three of four in shots. He finished his game with 16 points.
It was a psychological blow for the Kings, who couldn’t keep up with the scoring rhythm of the defending champions and they completely melted in the fourth period, when the Warriors touched the 20-point margin at 111-91.
Curry continued to dominate and made the Kings desperate with a tremendous triple to make it 100-83 with 7.43 minutes left to play that ended the options for the locals.
He was the absolute protagonist of a historic afternoon for American basketball, in a duel in which kevon looney he also gave a valuable contribution with eleven points and 21 rebounds.
in the kings, Domantas Sabonis had 22 points, with eight rebounds and seven assists, while fox He didn’t get past 16.
(With information from EFE)