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Echoes of another great performance: I'll always remember this as Steph Curry's game

At 35 years old and with numerous individual records behind him, Stephen Curry still had things left to do in the NBA. For example, becoming the first player in history to score 50 points in Game 7 of a playoff series. He crossed that off his list at the end of a historic game against the Sacramento Kings (100-120) that sent the Golden State Warriors, the champions, into the second round, where they will now face the Los Angeles Lakers.

"I'll always remember it as Steph Curry's game now," Klay Thompson said.

"There's a reason he's a two-time MVP and Finals MVP: he takes us over the top at times like that. When he's in a trance like that, you try to put him in the good spots, give him the ball and get out of the way," said his teammate, who poured in 30 points in a sensational second half, his most after halftime of a Game 7 since the 96-97 season.

Curry took an NBA career-high 38 shots, scoring 20 of those on 7/18 three-pointers. But he also scored 22 points in the paint, another personal best. How do you defend someone who is going to pound you inside and out? He is the first player in Warriors history with more than 40 points in a seventh game, he is, along with Karl Malone, the player who has reached 50 points in a playoff game after his 35th birthday, he finished with only one turnover and from his hands, between points and assists (six), 66 of his team's 120 points came from his hands.

Total domination

"To see Steph with that total domination? I'm a basketball fan, and as a basketball fan, you can appreciate that. But as his teammate, that's the guy you want to go to war with. Without a doubt," Draymond Green stated.

Curry, tendido en el suelo tras una canasta, rodeado por sus compañeros.

Curry, tendido en el suelo tras una canasta, rodeado por sus compañeros.LAPRESSE

"You look at all the things we've been through as a team, winning the fifth in Sacramento, going home and screwing up, coming back here and doing everything even better.... That says a lot."

"He's Steph Curry. He's that good," Steph Kerr summed up. "His approach in these games is he's going to drop shots. He shot 18 three-pointers and only had one turnover. Because he had space, he was able to attack and be really aggressive."

"At the end of the day, it's just playing basketball," Curry said, with the naturalness of someone who is used to performing heroics.

Never write off the Warriors

Because it's worth remembering that the Warriors have qualified after starting the playoffs with losses in the first few games and after seeing Harrison Barnes miss a three-pointer in Game 4 that would have put them at a very tough-to-overturn 3-1. But the Warriors should never be left for dead even if their playoff series starts poorly.

They are now 1-9 when down 2-0 in best-of-seven-game playoffs.

"We're defying the odds by continuing to play at such a high level. Everybody wants to see you fail. That's where we are now. We love it when we still prove a lot of people wrong. It's part of our motivation now," Curry said. They are already waiting for the Lakers.

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