SAN FRANCISCO (BVM) – Steph Curry put on a show in Sacramento, California this weekend. With the season on the line, Curry scored 50 points in Game 7 against the Kings to get Golden State to the second round of the NBA playoffs. It was the first-ever 50-point performance in a Game 7 in NBA history and it tied the record for most points in an NBA playoff game by a player 35 years old or older (the Utah Jazz’s Karl Malone scored 50 points against the Seattle Supersonics in 2000). Curry also passed John Havlicek on the career playoff scoring list and is now 14th all time with Larry Bird ahead of him at 13.
It was an all-time great performance from one of the best players to ever step on an NBA court and the Warriors getting the win made the moment even better. There is no guarantee that if a player goes off in a Game 7 that it means victory for that team. Prior to Curry’s performance, Kevin Durant held the record for most points in a Game 7 thanks to the 48 points he scored against the Milwaukee Bucks back in 2021. However, the Brooklyn Nets still lost that game despite the amazing performance by Durant. It’s hard to win a Game 7.