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Golden State experienced a fairly mediocre regular season mainly due to a particularly dismal away record.
Last night she showed up for game number 7 at Sacramento when Steph Curry single-handedly leads her to the semifinals of the Western Conference with a huge 100:120 in a game in which he scores 50 points with amazing percentages (20 of 38).
Kerry, one of the greatest players in history, became the first Warriors player to score over 40 points in Game 7 in the playoffs and the NBA saluted this player, who suffered injuries in the regular season and last night proved, for those who forgot, what he's made of.
"There's a reason why he was voted MVP twice and was also the MVP of the finals. He pushes himself to the top in moments like this," praised Kray Klay Thompson, "When he's in a zone like that, you just want to give him the ball and get out of his way. It's a game Number 7 that I will always remember as Steph Curry's game."
The big stars cheer
One of the biggest games in the career of one of the best players in history.
Kerry Chohal (Photo: Reuters)
It was the fifth game number 7 that this dynasty of the Warriors plays in the last decade and there were also quite a few disappointments such as the loss to the Clippers in the first round in 2014 and of course losing a 1:3 lead in the finals in 2016 against LeBron and Kyrie's Cleveland.
"These games always go into your memory because of the atmosphere. There are butterflies and a lot of nerves," said Steph Curry, the happy groom, "as soon as the ball drops, you just have to play basketball."
"Seeing Steph Curry in a game like this is unforgettable," said Draymond Green, "these are the kind of moments that should be appreciated as a basketball fan. But as his teammate, this is a player you want to go to war with. He leaves no doubt in you."
How dominant was Kerry in this game?
He was signed for 66 Golden State points (baskets and assists) and his 38 shots were a record for him in an NBA game.
He also broke a career high with 22 points in the paint.
Kerry's greatness stood out against the background of the relative weakness of his teammates, including his teammate Klay Thompson who was caught in a terrible game with 1 of 10 from the field, with Jordan Paul scoring only 5 points in the first half.
Soon he is against LeBron.
Steph Curry (Photo: GettyImages, Ezra Shaw)
Kerry scored 30 points in the second half alone, the most by a player in a second half in a Game 7 since the 1996/7 season.
"This is Steph Curry. He's so good, his approach to the games is simply amazing," praised his coach Steve Kerr, "he threw 18 three-pointers and had one turnover. "Everyone wanted to see us fall," added Kerry himself, "that's what we felt all around .
We like to prove a lot of people wrong.
It was part of our vibe."
Now, Steph Curry and his friends will face an even more fascinating test against the Lakers, but this time with a home advantage and if they are dragged into Game 7 against LeBron and his friends, it will be at the Chase Center. Which of these two will determine their position and reach the finals? It will be fascinating, that's for sure.
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