Stephen Curry was nearly unstoppable against the Mavericks Saturday night, racking up a sensational 57 points, but his Warriors still lost to Luka Doncic and crew, 134-132.
It was an incredible game, surpassing even the NBA’s most lofty expectations for the prime-time match-up. Dallas won behind the strength of Doncic’s 42 points and 11 assists.
But Curry put on the more impressive show, he just didn’t get the win, to his disappointment. It was just the seventh time an NBA player scored 57 points in a loss since 1987, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
“I’d be lying if I said I’m happy right now,” Curry said, per Slater. “Kind of weird walking off the court knowing we didn’t get the W.”
It’s the second time in a week the Warriors have squandered a blazing-hot night from Curry. They also lost to the Celtics when Curry was brilliant in scoring 38 points in a four-point loss. If Golden State is to make the playoffs, that can’t happen much more often.
But honestly, what a show regardless. Curry isn’t happy, but what a fun game. Check out his highlights courtesy of the Warriors’ official Twitter account.
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