Stephen Curry had 57 points, but was overtaken by Golden State’s Luca Tansik and Maws.
The NBA had two 50 points from attempts lost in a single day on the third day. Joachim scored 50 points in Denver’s loss to Sacramento, while Stephen Curry scored 57 points when Golden State fell in Dallas. Mavericks’ Luca Danzic finished with 42 points in the win.
“Nicola goes out and does his job,” said Denver coach Michael Malone. “He’s not worried. We lost the game. That’s all he’s going to worry about.”
Carrie’s 57-point night was the second-highest of his career, having only been beaten by a 62-point game against Portland on 3 January.
“He never played better,” Warriors manager Steve Kerr said after Saturday’s game. “We’ve talked about MVP twice, champion three times. He’s never been better.”
On Saturday, the most recent day of attempts to lose several 50 points, on November 18, 2019, Damien Lillard scored 60 in the loss to Brooklyn, Portland, while D’Angelo Russell Warriors scored 52 against Minnesota in the backhand.
It happened only on April 9, 1978, the last day of that regular season. George Kerwin scored 63 for San Antonio against New Orleans Jazz and David Thompson 73 for Denver against Detroit.
On that day he also finished the 1977-78 scoring title; Thompson was 73 years old before playing for Spurs that day, and Kervin knew he needed at least 58 to win the all-season title.
There have been five 50-point attempts in the NBA so far this season, including Charlie’s season-high 62 points in the win over Portland.
Of those 50-point nights, there have been three losses, including Saturday. Bradley Peel was 60 for Washington’s loss to Philadelphia on Jan. 6.
Charlie’s 62 points is a win over Blazer, just as Fred Vonweid’s scored 54 points for Toronto against Orlando on Tuesday.