Steph Curry versus LeBron James. Lakers versus Warriors. Bring it on.
The Sacramento Kings were one of the NBA’s best stories this season, ending their playoff drought with a 48-34 record to be a surprise third seed in the Western Conference.
But the fairytale came to an abrupt end on Monday morning [AEST] as Curry stood up when the defending champions needed him most, inspiring a 120-100 win in Game 7.
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Curry had 50 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the victory, eliminating the Kings in the process and setting up a Western Conference semi-finals series against LeBron and the Lakers.
It was an NBA record for most points in a Game 7 victory as the Warriors sent a warning to L.A. after the Lakers disposed of the…