Stephen Curry drove boldly to the basket with jaw-dropping acrobatics all afternoon, and he shot with precision from the perimeter in a Game 7. He did this while flashing that characteristic mouthpiece with a joyful grin. Even worse, he jokingly pretended to press the “light the beam” button. Curry led the Warriors to a 120-100 victory over the Sacramento Kings in Sunday’s winner-take-all Game 7. He sent Golden State into the Western Conference semifinals with his playoff career-high 50-point performance. This was the most prolific Game 7 performance ever.
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Curry led a stunning comeback in the series that was arguably unimaginable for the reigning champs given their road difficulties all season and their 2-0 deficit. Curry outscored former teammate Kevin Durant’s 48 points for the Nets against Milwaukee in 2021 to record the most points in an NBA Game 7 ever! To become the first reigning champion to lose the first two games and win any postseason series, the Warriors needed to win twice on the road in front of a hostile, cowbell-ringing crowd in the state capital.
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Kevon Looney pulled down 21 rebounds for the Warriors. Now, with all that NBA Finals history between LeBron James and Golden State dating to his Cleveland days, it’s time to bring on James and the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals. Tuesday night at Chase Center is going to be their first game.
Photo Cred: Sporting News (L- Donte DiVincenzo, R- Looney)