NBA: Warriors’ Steph Curry Drops Season-High 60 Points in 141-134 Loss to Atlanta Hawks

NBA: Warriors’ Steph Curry Drops Season-High 60 Points in 141-134 Loss to Atlanta Hawks

Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors (Credit: AP)

Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors (Credit: AP)

Curry had eight points in overtime to finish only two points shy of his career high of 62 at home against Portland on Jan. 3, 2021.

Another loss for Golden State drained the joy out of Stephen Curry’s second career 60-point game.

Curry scored a season-high 60 points in the Warriors’ 141-134 overtime loss to Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.

“It sucks to not have something to show for it,” Curry said after the Warriors fell four games under .500 at 21-25. Golden State is 12th in the Western Conference.

“It’s frustrating, obviously, not coming away with the win knowing a couple plays here, a couple plays there could have been a different outcome,” Curry added. “It just adds to our frustrating season.”

Curry had eight points in overtime to finish only two points shy of his career high of 62 at home against Portland on Jan. 3, 2021. He was 22 of 38 shots from the field, hitting 10 of 23 3-pointers, and made all six of his free throws.

“It just seems he continues to get better, which is special at his age,” Golden State’s Draymond Green said about the 35-year-old Curry.

Coach Steve Kerr described Curry’s game as “incredible.”

“We competed like crazy but just couldn’t get over the hump,” Kerr said.

Young led the Hawks with 35 points. Dejounte Murray scored the last seven points in an 11-0 run to open the overtime for Atlanta and finished with 19 points. Onyeka Okongwu had a career-high 22 points and a season-high 16 rebounds, and Jalen Johnson scored 21 points.

Curry scored 22 points in the fourth quarter, including a go-ahead jumper with 14 seconds remaining. Murray answered with a jumper from the free-throw line to tie it. Curry missed a last-second jumper to send it to overtime.

The Hawks have taken advantage of a six-game homestand to win four straight games, matching their best stretch of the season. They are 4-1 on the homestand.

Young and Curry embraced on the court after the game. Young often says he looks up to Curry and enjoys the opportunities to play against one of his favorite players.

“They’re a lot more fun when you win,” Young said. “You always want to battle, you always want to compete, you want to show your best off against the best. … Steph was obviously going in that second half.”

Young, averaging 27.3 points, is second in the NBA with 11 assists per game but did not make the All-Star team.

“I told him after the game it will all come back to him if he continues to approach the game in the right way,” Curry said about Young.

The Warriors were short-handed, especially after the first half.

Forward Dario Saric (illness) missed his second consecutive game. Forward Andrew Wiggins suffered what Kerr said was a left foot injury late in the first half and Jonathan Kuminga fouled out with 1:06 remaining in regulation. X-rays on Wiggins’ foot were negative.

Kerr said Saric could join the team for its next game at Brooklyn.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – Associated Press)

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