Stephen Curry's Historic Game 7 Lifts Golden State Warriors Past Sacramento Kings

One of the greatest players in NBA history added another indelible chapter to his legacy on Sunday afternoon. In the final game of the Golden State Warriors' first-round series against the Sacramento Kings, Stephen Curry set a Game 7 postseason record with 50 points to carry the 2021-22 champs to a dominant 120-100 win.

Curry hit 20 of his career-high 38 field goal attempts, including seven of 18 from three, and also pitched in eight rebounds, six assists, and one steal. The Warriors needed every ounce of effort and leadership he could muster; excluding Curry, the team shot a miserable 23 of 72 from the field. Thankfully, the Kings weren't much better: they hit a mere 36 of 96.

Curry's superlative performance propels the Warriors into the second round, where they have a date with the Los Angeles Lakers. It will be the fifth postseason matchup between Curry and Lakers superstar LeBron James, arguably the NBA's two biggest active icons. Curry's Warriors met James's Cavaliers in four consecutive Finals from 2015 to 2018. The Warriors won three of the four series and 15 games to the Cavaliers' seven. 

The Warriors host the Lakers for Game 1 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals on Tuesday, May 2nd at 10:00 PM ET.

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