How Steph Curry, Draymond Green showed Warriors can’t be written off
How Steph, Draymond revealed Warriors can’t yet be crossed out initially appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The Warriors got in the marquee Martin Luther King Jr. Day match with the Los Angeles Lakers as clear underdogs, far-off oppositions to the ruling champs’ throne following 5 straight NBA Finals looks.
Even without Klay Thompson, these Warriors aren’t going to silently fall out of contention if Steph Curry and Draymond Green have anything to state about it. Curry and Green integrated for 12 points in the 4th quarter of the Warriors’ 115-113 win over the Lakers on Monday, consisting of each of Golden State’s last 7 points as it took the lead for great.
That nearly wasn’t the case, as the Warriors tracked by as numerous as 19 points.
“We’ve been in every type of situation this year,” Curry informed TNT broadcasters Brian Anderson and Reggie Miller after the win. “There’s something about these big, national TV games — we love getting down by 20 or so, and tonight we just found a little resilience.”
Unlike the Warriors’ blowout losses to the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks to open the season, the Warriors clawed away at the Lakers’ lead Monday. It was expressive of another win over a title competitor from LA, when Golden State returned from as numerous as 22 down versus the Clippers on Jan. 8.
Curry and Green had a hard time with their shots in the very first 3 quarters, with the previous shooting 6-for-17 and the latter going 1-for-4. The Warriors were a garish minus-18 in Green’s minutes, and just a little much better (minus-13) in Curry’s.
However the three-time champs stepped up when it mattered most. Both gamers were plus-10 in the 4th quarter, integrating to shoot 4-of-7 from the field. Curry missed out on a late layup that would’ve put the Warriors up 4 points with seconds staying, however his 3-pointer with 1:07 left eventually offered Golden State enough cover.
“That’s a perfect situation, obviously,” Curry stated of the missed out on layup. “Thirty seconds, six-second differential [with the shot clock]. You get a bucket, it’s game over. Thankfully I milked the clock down. I want that bunny back, but it’s all about keeping perspective on the positive. Thank god I hit that 3 beforehand to give us a little separation, so I’ll choose to think about that now!”
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Curry credited Kelly Oubre Jr., who scored a season-high 23 points in what Curry called his finest video game of the season, and the Warriors’ bench for blazing a trail in Golden State’s resurgence. The 2nd system scored 18 of the Warriors’ 34 points in the 4th quarter.
Green and Curry remained in position to close things out thanks to the bench, offering the Lakers — and, possibly, the remainder of the Western Conference — that 7-6 Warriors ought to not to be crossed out right now in the middle of an up-and-down start to the season.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.