5 Highest Scoring Games of Stephen Curry's Career
Stephen Curry is the most popular basketball player of this generation. With his 3-point shooting, he has changed the dynamics of the game. A dribbling maestro, the way he creates space and shoots the ball very quickly off the dribble is really astonishing.
It does not matter whether the Warriors are at home or on the road, the two-time regular season MVP scores points very effortlessly. Curry has had five 50-point games till date and it should not be surprising that four of them have come on the road.
Here are Steph's five 50-point performances including Steph Curry's career high of 54 points.
#5 51 vs Dallas Mavericks, 4th February 2015
Stat line: 51 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal
The Dallas Mavericks scored 42 points in the first quarter of this game and the Warriors at one point were trailing 24-4 in the first quarter. Then, Steph Curry happened and the game slowly shifted into the hands of Golden State.
Steph Curry exploded in the third quarter and went off for 26 points. Curry showed his three-pointer skills once again as he went for 10-16 from behind the arc. He ended the game with 51 points on 16-26 shooting from the field and a field-goal percentage of 61.5. He also had 4 rebounds and 4 assists to go along with a steal.
The Mavericks defenders had a tough time guarding Curry as he visited the free throw line 11 times and made 9 of those. After Curry took over the game in the second half, Mavericks could not get anything going right as they only scored 16 points in the final quarter of the game and blew a huge 20 point lead as they fell 144-128 on the road.
Dirk Nowitzki struggled badly in this game and had only 15 points on a 4-15 shooting at a mere 26.7 percentage shooting from the field.
#4 51 at Orlando, 25th February 2016
Stat line: 51 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 1 block
The Warriors were coming off a huge win on the road over the Miami Heat. Steph dropped game-high 42 points in that game. He was looking to steamroll Orlando Magic by continuing his performance in Miami and he did just that.
Steph Curry scored 51 points on a brilliant 20-27 shooting from the field with a mind-boggling field-goal percentage of 74.1. He also shot 10 3-pointers in 15-attempts. He set an NBA-record by scoring a 3-pointer in 128 straight games.
Guard Victor Oladipo struggled for Orlando and only scored 14 points on a 5-16 shooting. Considering the fact that this was the Warriors' third game in four nights, this game is definitely special and is one of Curry's all-time great performances. The Warriors won this game 130-11.
#3 51 at Washington, 3rd February 2016
Stat line: 51 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 blocks
The Warriors were on a 7-game winning streak and visited Wizards for a game. Steph went for a monster-performance as he dropped 51 points on a 19-28 shooting from the field with a field-goal percentage of 67.9. He also fired from behind the 3-point line as he went for 11-15 with an insane 3-point field-goal percentage of 73.3. Klay Thompson also chipped in with 24 points shooting 6-13 from behind the arc.
For the Wizards, it was John Wall who dropped 41 points along with 10 assists for a double-double. Bradley Beal also contributed with 18 points but the splash brothers were too much to handle for the Wizards.
The Warriors jumped off to an early lead in the first quarter, ended it at 43-28 and Wizards never looked like they were back in the game.
#2 53 at New Orleans, 31st October 2015
Stat line: 53 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals
Steph Curry had a game-high 25 points against the Houston Rockets on road, a day before they came to Smoothie King Center to play Anthony Davis and the Pelicans. This was the third game of the 2015-16 regular season for the Warriors, and Steph scored 53 points in the game, shooting 17-27 from the field with an efficient field-goal percentage of 63. He went for 8-14 from behind the 3-point line.
The star-studded Warriors were too much for New Orleans Pelicans even as Davis scored 26 points and grabbed 15 boards. Eric Gordon could not get it going as he only scored 9 points shooting 3-11 from the field. Steph also had game-high 9 assists to go along with 4 rebounds and one steal in this game.
Pelicans, who went into the halftime with a one-point lead could not take care of the business in the third quarter as Warriors exploded for 41 points only in the third. Pelicans fell to Warriors 134-120.
#1 54 at MSG against Knicks, 27th February 2013
Stat line: 54 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals
Stephen Curry went berserk at Madison Square Garden as Warriors lost to New York Knicks 105-109. Steph Curry's career high point is 54, where he dropped 54 points on 18-28 shooting from the field with field-goal percentage of 64.3. None of the defenders on the Knicks could guard Curry as he shot 11-13 from behind the 3-point line with 3-point field-goal percentage of 84.6.
He also had 6 rebounds, 7 assists along with 3 sharp steals. Barring Curry, no Warriors starter scored in double digits. Carl Landry and Jarrett Jack came off the bench for Warriors and scored 15 and 14 points respectively.
Carmelo Anthony exploded for 35 points and that was enough for the Knicks to get a win on their home court despite Curry's fire-power.