The greatness of Steph Curry, look no further than the numbers of the Portland Trail Blazers ‘ four-game sweep of the Golden State Warriors. Curry racked up 146 points during the series, the most ever in a four-game sweep in NBA history.
— Mike Lynch (@SportInfo247) May 21, 2019
He surpassed some of the game’s best players ever seen, including Shaquille O’Neal, LeBron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant.
The fashion in which he did it is even more impressive. Portland held an advantage of at least 15 points in three of the four games, and each time Curry was unfazed.
He led both teams throughout the series in scoring each game, posting four consecutive 36 or more points performances.
Steph Curry's Last 5 Games. All wins.
37 PTS, 12 REB, 11 AST
36 PTS, 6 3PT
37 PTS, 8 AST
36 PTS, 7 AST
33 PTS in the 2nd half
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During the series, he shot a hair below 47 percent, including a 3-point territorial mark of 42.6 percent. At the stripe he was just as efficient, dropping 93.8 percent of his free throws.
The Warriors in historic fashion crushed Portland’s NBA Finals aspirations, and it was only fitting that the franchise star led the way with the greatest single scoring performance in a NBA history sweep.
In Game 4, Curry and Draymond Green were amazing. The All-Stars pair posted triple-doubles as the Warriors found a way to overcome injuries and sweep the Blazers with a huge deficit.
Curry came out swinginging early, scoring in the first half 25 of his 37 points. He knocked down from the long range 7-of-16 and from the field as a whole 11-of-25. He found his teammates for 11 assists once he set his scoring and turned the ball twice in 47 minutes of action. He chipped in 13 rebounds, showing he’s more than just the biggest shooter ever seen in the game.
“I’m glad it’s over,” Dell Curry, Stephen and Seth’s father, said wearily as he leaned against a wall outside the Golden State locker room.
Watching their sons duel in the N.B.A. finals for a spot proved to be more stressful than ever imagined by Dell Curry and his wife, Sonya. But Dell, a 16-year-old N.B.A. veteran himself, couldn’t refrain from marveling at Stephen’s consistency in leading Golden State down to a fifth consecutive finals with two injured starters.