Stephen Curry returns to the Warrior's with 40 points and 17 of those in OT. The Warriors escape the game with a win over the Blazers. In case anyone was wondering, 17 points in an overtime period is the most ever scored in NBA history (regular season or postseason). Curry was listed before the game as questionable, trying to recover from a sprained right knee. Golden State has taken a 3-1 lead over the Portland Trail Blazers. Curry's performance showed why he has won the MVP award in back-back to back seasons and is the first player in NBA history to win the award unanimously.
Curry and the Warriors set the NBA record for wins in a season with 73, dethroning the Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins. Curry is looking to win back to back championships and is definitely needed on the court for that to happen. Last game, Curry was brought into the game for the first time since game 4 of the first round when he injured his knee (Portland was leading 16-2).
Curry led the league in regular season scoring with 30.1 points per game and broke his own 3-point record with 402 triples. Curry also led the league in steals with 2.1 per game. Steph also was a machine during crunch time as proven by his 5.4 points per 48 minutes in the fourth quarter. Curry is known for his deep range but, he led the league in FG percentage on layups at 68.7 percent (minimum 150 attempts). Curry made more 3-pointers this year than the entire Milwaukee Bucks roster during the 2016 season.
By Steven Spector - 5-10-16