Bazemore 'glad' to witness Steph's two highest-scoring games


When it comes to Steph Curry's two highest-scoring games in his NBA career, two things have remained the same: Kent Bazemore has had a front-row view to history. 

And Bazemore couldn't be happier to witness his teammate, and close friend, catch fire. 

Bazemore played 20 minutes and scored six points Sunday night in the Warriors' 137-122 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Curry scored a few more points than Bazemore -- 56 more to be exact --- as Golden State's star point guard set a new career-high with 62 points. 

Bazemore was a member of the Warriors when Curry scored his previous high of 54 points against the New York Knicks on Feb. 27, 2013, but the veteran wing didn't log any minutes. 

The Warriors signed Bazemore as an undrafted free agent out of Old Dominion in 2012 and he and Curry quickly became close friends. Both played at mid-major colleges and had a mutual respect of each other.

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"I saw the work that he put in, and I could relate to that," Bazemore told NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke early last week. "I worked extremely hard, maybe not as smart, I didn't know what to work on, but he worked extremely hard, and he was very coachable. It's crazy what it's turned into.

"We went to small schools, and we had to pave our own way, when you go through that grind, when you know what that grind's like, having a bus four or five hours there and back to a game, instead of you know, flying charter right away. ... It's a certain chip that builds on your shoulder."


In both his stints with the Warriors, Bazemore has been great friends with Curry and watched the two-time MVP put on an absolute show, whether there were fans in the stands or not.

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