On a new day of the NBA, Golden State Warriors lost 108-106 to Portland Trail Blazers, but Stephen Curry it did not go unnoticed. Despite the defeat, the point guard brought out all his skill with the orange one once more and made an impossible shot. It goes … almost impossible.
The third period of the game was dying. there were less than a minute left for the final buzzer in the quarter and Portland was ahead on the scoreboard by one point (77-76). However, the San Francisco franchise had the ball in attack and a step out of the paint. Draymond green enabled Curry, who headed straight for the basket. Who wears the number 30 penetrated before the fierce defense of Enes Kanter, tried a pirouette in the air that ended inside the ring.
But what was surprising? Curry’s layup unorthodox, as he had passed, gave the ball an odd effect. The orange one hit the top of the board twice, then bounced several times on the rim and finally touched the net. The Blzasers players couldn’t believe it.
Beyond the personal action of the base, who was one of the most voted to participate next Sunday of the NBA All Star Game to be played in Atlanta, was the leading scorer for Golden State. He finished the game with 35 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals. They were big numbers, but not enough. Since it was overshadowed by Damian Lillard, the Portland star who defined the match in the final moments.
With 60 seconds left on the clock for the close of the match, the Oregon guard appeared in all his splendor: he scored two free throws and an 8-meter triple in the epilogue to lead his team by two points. The escort ended with 22 points, six assists and five rebounds. He threw a poor 6-17 from the field with a 3-10 on triples, but converted the most valuable of the evening.
With this triumph, Portland reached its 20th win of the season with 14 losses and ranks fifth in the Western Conference, five games behind the leaders, Utah Jazz. For its part, Golden State Warriors is in ninth place and for now is not within the eight that would qualify for the playoffs.