Pregame full court warmup shot from Curry hits ballboy in head Watch Marcus Smart get ejected after scuffle with Trae Young Buckets, blocks, Curry does it all in final minutes to lead Warriors past Bucks in OT Brunson out, Leonard scores 38, Clippers top Knicks 106-95 Pelicans reportedly expect Zion Williamson to return before season ends
Even if it Stephen Curryheadbutts to anyone near the basket during a stunt throw.
Curry’s usual throw before a game at Oracle Arena involves throwing longer than the entire court – it’s not as cool as shot from the tunnel in Oraclebut still impressive. With the exception of Saturday, the unsuspecting ball boy didn’t expect Curry to miss so badly with his stunt shot in front of the rock.
Oops… Be careful when Steph is going to film the tunnel across the site 🤕 pic.twitter.com/UHiYP948Ig
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) March 12, 2023
Everything was fine with the ball.
It looked like an omen of things to come when Curry missed the first three quarters. However, he prevailed in the last two minutes of the game and in overtime, leading the Warriors to a victory over the Bucks.
The Hawks were loitering around – losing eight with 1:30 left in the game – trying to pull off an incredible comeback when Trae Young fired on the drive, his leg kicked back and seemed to catch Marcus Smart to the groin, and Smart objects. The two men fight and fall to the ground.
Marcus Smart and Trae Young fight 👀 pic.twitter.com/QOtr87hL1f
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) March 12, 2023
Smart was sent off for the game, Young got a technical foul.
When Young was asked about the incident after the game, he decided not to say anything about the officials: “I’m not going to Fred VanVliet these people” (referring to VanVleet’s rant that cost him $30,000).
The Celtics held on with a 134-125 win, and that, combined with the Bucks’ loss to the Warriors, leaves Boston just 1.5 games behind Milwaukee and in first place in the East.
SAN FRANCISCO – Stephen Curry knocked down all the dazzling shots that everyone used to expect from him at a decisive moment night after night, and then an unexpected block under the basket, which was of no less, and maybe even more importance.
Curry scored 36 points, 22 in the fourth quarter and overtime, in a brilliant first home game after a long injury absence to lead the Golden State Warriors 125-116 over the NBA’s top Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night .
Curry hit a tied 3-pointer with 19 seconds left in regulation and then blocked an layup attempt Jrue Holiday in the final moments.
Watch how Steph fully takes over the last two minutes of the regulation to send the game to OT 👀 pic.twitter.com/VQ9B2U4V58
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) March 12, 2023
“He came out of nowhere. Jru had a direct road to the ring.” Draymond Green said.
The Warriors returned the ball with 1.9 seconds left and Curry passed to Green, who missed from deep, although he was sure it was “cash”.
Holiday put Milwaukee in 3rd with 32.7 seconds to play and had 18 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. But the Bucks (48-19), playing without a star Giannis Antetokounmposnapped their three-game winning streak, losing just their second loss in 21 games since January 21.
“I loved this game. I thought we were competing all the time,” said coach Steve Kerr. “I thought we were very strong most of the night.”
Curry’s 3rd with 1:08 left in regulation put Golden State at 108-106. Theft Clay Thompson on the other hand, a few moments later Curry made a draw before Holiday delivered.
Stephen Curry, first 46 minutes of the game:
19 points | 45.5% TS | -7
Stephen Curry, last 7 minutes of the game:
17 points | 107.8% CU(!!!) | +17
— WarriorsMuse (@WarriorsMuse) March 12, 2023
“He was a little behind us in overtime and in the fourth quarter,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said of Curry. “Some of them were high level.”
Thompson added 22 points Donte Di Vincenzo scored 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Warriors won at home, finishing seventh in a row and 11th of 12.
Curry liked to play defensively.
“To make a couple of big shots on the stretch and then be in a position where you can play the other side gives everyone a good boost because it’s shocking,” Curry said. “I think I learned more about that in the locker room than any shot I made tonight, which speaks for itself.”
Chris Middleton scored 19 points and five assists, Bobby Portis scored 15 points and 13 rebounds. Brooke Lopez 19 points, seven boards and five blocks.
Bucks top scorer and rebounder Antetokounmpo missed his second straight game with right arm pain and was third overall after not being ruled out on March 7 with a non-COVID illness.
Golden State used a 16-4 gap at halftime to take a 66-53 lead, but the Bucks fought back to get close to 80-77 heading for fourth.
Green fell hard and hobbled into the locker room midway through the third quarter before returning with 38.7 seconds left. While cutting the key, Green’s left foot became entangled with Holiday’s right foot, Green stumbled and twisted his ankle.
Despite the pain, “I’m 100% looking forward to the game,” Green said of Monday’s game against Phoenix.
Green finished with five points, 13 rebounds and nine assists, while Golden State shot better from behind the arc (41.8%) than from behind the arc (40.4%).
Curry returned on March 5 to the Lakers due to a left leg injury sustained on February 4 that saw him play 11 games. He played in the team’s trip of three games.
DiVincenzo realized that everything Curry uses has a chance.
“This is very fun to watch,” he said. “Sometimes when it leaves his arm, I say, ‘No way.
ANGELS – Kawhi Leonard scored 38 points as the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away in the fourth quarter with a 106–95 win over the New York Knicks on Saturday.
Paul George added 22 points to the Clippers, who have won their last three games after losing five in a row.
“It’s nice to be on a winning streak and play well,” coach Tyronne Liu said. “I knew that we had made some changes (approximately last month’s trading deadline) and it had to take time. We played well in some of those previous games and didn’t win.”
It was Leonard’s seventh straight game in which he scored at least 21 points, and during that time he is averaging 31 points. He also has four 30-point games in that time.
“In the third quarter, I got a few open looks,” said Leonard, who scored 19 goals in the third quarter, including three three-pointers. “You know, I started to attack the basket, in the end I got this and-one. And then from there, just shot…