LeBron James and Stephen Curry, two of the greatest NBA players of all time will square off in an epic western conference semi-final. The Lakers enter this game after defeating the Grizzlies 4-2 and the Warriors, who won 4-3 over the Kings thanks to Curry’s 50-point performance in a series that went to Game 7.
Both players are previous MVPs and are vying for an NBA title this season, with James averaging 28.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 6.8 assists and Curry outscoring James on the points tally with 29.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 6.3 assists. Let’s take a look at the history between the King and the Chef on the court.
LeBron James has eclipsed Stephen Curry when it comes to individual performances
Whether in the regular season or the postseason, James and Curry bring out the best in each other. Curry’s squad has won 15 games but LeBron fell behind and has only managed to lead his team to a win 7 times.
When it comes to individual performances, James has outperformed his opponent in nearly every category. Against Curry, 33.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 9.3 assists in 22 games. Curry, on the other hand, has averaged 25.4 points, 6.3 assists, and 5.9 rebounds.
Can LeBron James seek vengeance on Stephen Curry for the 2018 Finals loss?
Though the King has a better individual record than Curry, basketball is a team sport, and Curry has defeated him more times. The 4-0 2018 NBA finals sweep by Curry’s Warriors squad when LeBron was playing for the Cavs was one of the most painful moments in his whole career.
This season, James and Curry have only played one game against each other, with the Warriors defeating the Lakers 123-109 and Curry destroying the Lakers’ defense with 33 points.
Nonetheless, James had a good game too, scoring 31 points. With both sides fielding a balanced group and playing to their strengths, both of them are contenders for this year’s title and the team that wins the tie will depend on how these two All-Stars perform on the game night. Do let us know who you believe will win this clash of titans.
The Warriors are coming off a sensational win against the talented Sacramento Kings. They were aided by Steph’s 50-point game in Game 7, which was the most in NBA history. The Lakers, however, had an easier fight against the Memphis Grizzlies. Thanks to Ja Morant’s injury, LeBron and Co. didn’t find it too hard to get past them this year. It will be interesting to witness who comes out on top this year.