The Golden State Warriors may simply be a playoff workforce if this Stephen Curry man retains it up.
In one more otherworldly efficiency, the previous MVP led the Warriors to a 115-110 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, bettering the workforce’s report to 5-4.
Curry nearly single-handedly erased an 85-63 deficit with three minutes left within the third quarter, scoring or helping on 16 of the Warriors’ subsequent 18 factors. Then he began doing stuff like this within the fourth quarter:
He ultimately completed with 38 factors and 11 assists, and he saved the very best for final with this dagger over Paul George:
For the Warriors, Curry’s eruption greater than a welcome sight. It’s the one means they’ve been capable of win this yr:
The soldiers are actually 5-Zero when Steph scores 30+. 0-Four when he doesn’t
— sam esfandiari (@samesfandiari) January 9, 2021
Clippers haunted by bubble?
The Clippers ended up yielding a 52-20 run after holding a 22-point lead, and you may just about hear the snickers from NBA Twitter from right here.
Loads of NBA followers will take a look at that blown lead and naturally bounce to the conclusion of “Similar ol’ Clippers,” with the reminiscences of a blown 3-1 lead with a number of Denver Nuggets comebacks nonetheless contemporary in everybody’s minds.
After taking a 22-point lead late within the third quarter the Clippers:
– Dedicated 10 turnovers
– Shot 7-of-19
– Had been outrebounded 14-7
– Scored 20 factors as a workforce (Three 3-pointers)
– Allowed Steph Curry to attain 18 factors (Four 3-pointers)
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) January 9, 2021
In fact, those self same Clippers (with a brand new head coach and a few new gamers) have taken and held onto double-digit leads in opposition to those self same Nuggets this season, in addition to the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns and Portland Path Blazers. Actually, this was the primary lack of the Clippers’ 4 this season during which they led by greater than two factors at any level.
However that’s simply what occurs when you may have the form of playoffs the Clippers simply did, particularly with the Clippers’ historical past, and the chokers label isn’t going away until the Clippers do one thing dramatic, which isn’t occurring till at the very least the postseason.
Loads of groups have blown 20-point leads this yr (an particularly chaotic one due to the truncated offseason), however the Clippers are simply going to should cope with that acquainted narrative when it occurs to them.
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