Sunday, Jan. 3: Warriors 137, Blazers 122
The skinny: Two superstar guards took the court Sunday at San Francisco, California, and one of them outshined the other.
Stephen Curry scored a career-high 62 points as the Golden State Warriors beat Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers 137-122.
The Warriors (3-3) earned a split of the two games against Portland (3-3). The Blazers won on Friday night, 123-98, behind Lillard's 34 points and CJ McCollum's 28.
On Sunday, Lillard had 32 and McCollum 28 again, but Curry outscored them both by himself. The two-time NBA most valuable player and three-time NBA champ made 18 of 31 shots from the field (8 of 16 3-pointers) and 18 of 19 free throws in scoring his 62 points.
Andrew Wiggins added 21 points for Golden State, which shot .557 from the field. Kelly Oubre Jr. had 17 points and rookie James Wiseman 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Enes Kanter added 24 points and 12 rebounds for Portland. Gary Trent Jr. returned to the lineup after sitting because of a strained calf and scored seven points.
The Warriors led by as many as 20 points.
Lillard's cred: By the way, Lillard has three games of 60 points or more — two more than Curry.
Curry's previous career high was 54 points at the New York Knicks, Feb. 27, 2013.
Next up: The Blazers return to Moda Center to play Chicago at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Minnesota at 7 p.m. Thursday.
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