Steph Curry wrote another fantastic page of NBA basketball. In the most decisive game of the season, an away Game-7 against a team, the Sacramento Kings, which had so far given a terrible run for its money to the Golden State Warriors, Curry scored 50 points, shooting 20/38 from the field and 7/18 from three-point range, adding 8 rebounds and 6 assists. No one before him had ever scored 50 points in a Game-7 in NBA Playoff history (the previous record was 48 for Kevin Durant).
The Warriors stayed glued to the game throughout the first half, despite the Kings’ efforts getting them to +2 at halftime. In a third quarter filled with mistakes on both sides, however, Golden State managed to dig a small groove that became a chasm in the fourth period, thanks mainly to Curry’s baskets and the energy under the basket of Kevon Looney (11 points and 21 rebounds, including 10 offensive). In the end it was the Warriors who won in fluency, 100-120.
In the next round Golden State will take on the Los Angeles Lakers, with the home court factor in their favor. It may be the last chance to watch Curry and LeBron James do battle in the post-season.