Stephen Curry scored a career-high 62 points as his Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trailblazers 137-122.
The 32-year-old is the second oldest player to score over 60 points in a game – Kobe Bryant is the oldest at 37.
“I wanted to take him out with 30 seconds left so the 42 people here could give him a standing ovation,” said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.
Sheeeesh @StephenCurry30 🔥!! Welcome to the club big bro #62 🐐
— klay thompson (@KlayThompson) January 4, 2021
NBA games are being played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’ve seen Steph do so many things here over the years and it’s just a privilege to coach him,” Kerr said.
“We are incredibly blessed as an organisation to have Steph leading the way. What a performance.”
Curry was congratulated by many on social media, including his team-mate Klay Thompson and LA Lakers legend Magic Johnson.
There’s levels to this pic.twitter.com/kz44HrcyHt
— Adi (@ChubbXHunt) January 4, 2021