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ON THIS POST: PUTTING STEPHEN CURRY’S 47-POINT GAME INTO NBA FINALS PERSPECTIVE

  • NBA Finals glance, odds

  • 47-plus points in final

  • Curry’s 6 40-plus games

  • 2019 top performances


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47

Points in Game 5 loss

for Warriors’ Stephen Curry,

3rd highest in 2019 playoffs

8

Curry joined an elite list

of players with 40 or more

points in NBA Finals game

47-PLUS POINTS IN NBA FINALS
PT PLAYER TM DATE OPP R RB
61 Elgin Baylor LAL 4/16/62 @BOS W 22
55 Rick Barry SFW 4/18/67 PHI W 12
55 Michael Jordan CHI 6/16/93 PHO W 8
53 Jerry West LAL 4/23/69 BOS W 3
51 LeBron James CLE 5/31/18 @GS L 8
50 Bob Pettit STL 4/12/58 BOS W 19
48 Allen Iverson PHI 6/6/01 @LAL W 5
47 Stephen Curry GS 6/5/19 TOR L 8

6

Curry’s 40-point games

in his playoff career; it’s his

1st in NBA Finals

CURRY'S 6 40-PLUS PLAYOFF GAMES
PT DATE RD G# OPP R REB AST
47 6/5/19 FIN 3 TOR L 8 7
44 5/6/13 WCS 1 @SA L 4 11
40 4/23/15 WC1 3 @NO W 5 9
40 5/14/17 WCF 1 SA W 7 3
40 5/23/15 WCF 3 @HOU W 5 7
40 5/9/16 WCS 4 @POR W 9 8

58

Times player has topped

40 points in NBA Finals;

23 players have done it


Toronto Raptors at

Golden State Warriors

Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif.

Friday, June 7, 8 p.m. ET (ABC)

Warriors by 5; over/under 216

  • #1: May 30: Toronto 118-109

  • #2: June 2: Golden State 109-104

  • #3: June 5: Toronto 123-109

  • #4: Fri, June 7 in Oakland

  • #5: Mon, June 10 in Toronto

    (if necessary)

  • #6: Thu, June 13 in Oakland

  • #7: Sun, June 16 in Toronto


40-plus points in NBA Finals


38

Playoff games Michael Jordan scored 40 or more points

  • 23: LeBron James

  • 20: Jerry West

  • 14: Elgin Baylor

  • 13: Wilt Chamberlain

  • 11: Hakeem Olajuwon

  • 10: Allen Iverson

11

Games this postseason

with player scoring 40-plus

points; 2 have hit 50

2019 TOP PLAYOFF PERFORMANCES
PTS PLAYER TM RESULT
50 Kevin Durant GS W 129-110 @ LAC
50 Damian Lillard POR W 118-115 vs. OKC
47 Stephen Curry GS L 109-123 vs. TOR
46 Kevin Durant GS L 121-126 OT @ HOU
45 Kevin Durant GS L 121-129 vs. LAC
45 Kawhi Leonard TOR W 108-95 vs. PHI
43 Nikola Jokic DEN L 103-120 @ SA
41 Giannis
Antetokounmpo
MIL W 127-104 @ DET
41 James Harden HOU W 126-121 OT vs. GS
41 Kawhi Leonard TOR W 92-90 vs. PHI
41 C.J. McCollum POR W 140-137 vs. DEN (4ot)

Source: nba.com; basketball-reference.com; landofbasketball.com