Warriors guard Stephen Curry still hasn’t scored his own number, 30, in an All-Star game, but he’s getting closer.
Curry put on a show on All-Star Sunday, first winning the Three-Point Contest and then scoring an All-Star game career-high 28 points with an array of shots — even an ally oop dunk. (His previous career high was 26 points in the 2015-16 All-Star game.)
I mean, this is really all you have to see to get a feel for how Curry was livin’ on Sunday. Watch him catch this ally-oop pass and throw down the dunk. This was part of a particularly interesting sequence of the game when point guards Damian Lillard, Chris Paul and Curry all finished lob passes. Curry’s was the most surprising, however. Plus, he hung on the rim because when else is going to be up there?
That got me out of my seat, I’ll admit.
Here are Curry’s numbers for the game. Note his percentage. He was a career 38 percent shooter in the All-Star game before Sunday, but he shot 52.6 percent in this mid-season showcase, hitting 50 percent of his 3-pointers.
Now I’ve gotta say, I was looking for Curry to score 30 for the first time, and he definitely had his chances. All of his missed 3-pointers were of course open shots, this being an All-Star game, one that wasn’t close for that matter, as Team LeBron dominated, sweeping all four quarters with James playing just 13 minutes on the way to a 170-150 win.
But it was still a fantastic show. Check out the full highlights here and enjoy before the grueling second half of the season begins.
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