Take A Shot For Curry
Men, turn off Drake, drain that shot, and take another shot; the clock is ticking, but second chances are real. On April 23, the ‘oracle’, Stephen Curry, delivered the message in front of a boisterous crowd at the Oracle in Oakland, CA.
The Golden State Warriors who weren’t mining gold beyond the arc, surmounted a twenty-point deficit as the camera panned to the third quarter. With buckets and a solid current, the Splash Brothers uncovered a piece of NBA history: the third-largest third quarter comeback.
“You know how big of a deal it is to come back from a deficit like that in the playoffs on the road, in a game we knew was very important for us to really take control of this series,” Curry said. “So I think we should celebrate the accomplishment.”
As the fourth quarter progressed, the Splash Brothers ended a drought, putting a damper in the New Orleans Pelicans game plan; the Pelicans slipped as they slid through holes in the defense to drown open looks. The offense, which seemed to be lost at sea, was guided a shore, scoring 39 points, as opposed 25, 27 and 17 of their respective previous quarters. Barnes and Green were life preservers, keeping the ball alive off failed shot attempts and protecting comeback chances with put backs. Their defense sunk the Pelicans lead that was anchored on the strong play of Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis (26 and 29 points respectively).
With the final ten ticks of the game clock, the Warriors behind three points 108-105, Curry forced a three off the dribble in the face of defeat and Quincy Pondexter, which pecked the rim and jumped into the open arms of Marreese Speights. Exploring the court with a targeted ‘x’, he found and delivered the ball to Curry in the corner, who plunged the dagger into his enemies, the onlookers witnessing the tragedy just steps off of Coliseum Way, uniting his Warriors for an extended battle.
Overtime belonged to the Warriors—the foundational principles of momentum accelerated by the game play, outscoring the Pelicans 15-11. Curry finished with 40 points, 5 rebounds, and 9 assists. His less-hydrated brother contributing 28 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks.
Game 4 of the series reconvenes tonight, April 25, at 8 p.m. The Warriors, with a 3-0 lead, can spear their opponent and move on in search of a Championship trophy with a combat win. Men, scroll through your contacts and contact your trophy—the prophecy of Curry compels you.