As most know, Curry entered the NBA at the age of 21 after playing three years at Davidson College where he averaged 25.3 PTS 2.1 STLS and 3.1 AST. It took quite a while for curry to establish himself in the NBA due to pesky ankle injuries and subpar records. It wasn’t until Curry’s 4th season for his NBA career to break out. He averaged 22.9 PPG to go along with 6.9 APG and from that season forward, Curry has averaged 25.74 PPG and has solidified himself as the Best Shooter of all time. Now, we will be counting down Curry’s Top 5 In-Game performances since he entered the NBA in the 2009-10 season.
#5: 51 Points vs Wizards- October 24th, 2018
Curry finished the game with 51 PTS, 4 REB, and 3 AST while shooting 11-16 from three (68%). Curry dominated the Wizards as he danced all over them while he leads his team to a 144-122 victory.
#4: 51 Points vs Mavs- February 5th, 2015
Photograph by Jamaal Fisher The Warriors started this game off down 24-4 midway through the first quarter and ended up being down 42 at one point. The Warriors needed Curry to go off in the second half and he did just that. He racked up 26 of his 51 points in the third quarter. Warriors went on to win 128- 114.
#3: 48 Points vs Mavs- January 13th, 2019
Unfortunately for the Mavs, they’re on this list again. Curry dropped 48 points in the Victory, with Golden State winning 119-114. Curry hit 11 threes, snapping the Mavs two-game win streak. Curry was 17-32 from the field and 11-19 from three. He also went on to hit a game-winning three for the win. Trust me, you’re going to want to watch it.
#2: 54 Points vs Knicks- February 28th, 2013
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Curry’s career high in Points in a single game came on February 28th, 2013. Curry finished with an amazing 54 Points on 18-28 shooting he hit 11 threes in 13 attempts and went 7-7 from the free throw line. Curry outscored his teammates 54-51 and also made as many shots as them combined. He also finished with 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals.
#1: 46 Points vs Thunder– February 28th, 2016
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This is one of the most amazing performances I have ever seen by a NBA player. Curry hit three after three and finished this game with 46 points. He tied the time most three-pointers made in a single game(at the time) with 12. Golden State had the best record in the NBA (53-5) and had clinched a playoff spot an hour into that game. The game went into overtime after Andre Iguodala hit two free throws at the end of regulation. Overtime was where arguably the greatest game winner ever would happen. With 6 seconds left, Russell Westbrook missed a mid-range shot, Andre Iguodala got the rebound, passed to Curry, and everyone knows what happened next. Curry pulls up from 37 feet out and… “Bang Bang! Oh what a shot from Curry!”
Stephen Curry has had many amazing games and performances, so it was very difficult to cut it down to just 5. These 5 we listed were the most memorable and impactful games of his career, at least to our knowledge.