11:09 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry heard all the noise.
After struggling to find his rhythm throughout the first week of the regular season, the Golden State Warriors‘ star guard exploded for a career-high 62 points in a 137-122 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night at Chase Center. After seeing and hearing all the chatter surrounding his game and the Warriors’ future, much of which came on social media, Curry decided to remind the basketball world just how dominant he can still be on any given night.
“Cue the Jordan meme, right?” Curry said during a postgame video conference with reporters. “I take all that personally.”
In a career filled with sparkling performances, Curry’s domination of the Blazers was arguably the best of his career. He finished 18-for-31 from the field, including 8-for-16 from beyond the arc, and was 18-of-19 from the free throw line with five rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes.
Curry, whose previous career high was 54, became the first player since Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant in 2005 to score at least 30 points in each half of a game, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. Curry, who