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One of the best shooter in basketball, Stephen Curry, virtually price his Golden State Warriors the sport, and so they may have been down 3-1 heading again to Sacramento after making an egregious blunder.
With simply 40 seconds left within the recreation, the Kings trapped Curry leaving him nowhere to go or cross the ball. So typically, in that state of affairs, you’ll name a timeout, and that’s what he did.
However there was one difficulty, the Warriors didn’t have any timeouts left after head coach Steve Kerr misplaced the workforce’s ultimate timeout in an unsuccessful problem that even Draymond Inexperienced informed him to not do.
“I didn’t notice after we misplaced the problem that we didn’t have any timeouts left,” Curry mentioned. Like a real chief, Steve Kerr took the blame for the second, defending his all-star participant.
Curry nonetheless owned as much as his mistake, including, “[Coach] took the blame for it, however I ain’t going to lie: I believed it was the neatest play on this planet. I seemed on the bench, and all people was shaking their head. It was an unlucky state of affairs.”
The Kings took benefit of what many name Steph’s “Chris Webber second,” referencing retired hooper calling a timeout his workforce didn’t have through the 1993 Nationwide Championship recreation costing the Michigan Wolverines the chip.
With a technical free throw and a three-pointer from the NBA’s most clutch participant, De’Aron Fox, the Kings had been solely down one in a recreation that at one level seemed like a certain win for the Warriors.
The Warriors did survive after Harrison Barnes missed a go-ahead three-pointer.
NBA Twitter Got here With The Jokes
As you’ll be able to think about, NBA Twitter had loads of reactions to Curry’s mind lapse and Harrison Barnes’s potential game-winning brick.
You possibly can see these within the gallery under.
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