Kelly “Roller-coaster” Oubre struck again on Thursday night, this time for the highest of highs thus far during his first season in Golden State
Oubre scored a career high 40 points to help the Warriors crush the Mavericks, 147-116 in Dallas, in the first night of a four-game road trip for his squad. This came on a night when Golden State was short-handed at the center position and Oubre was one of the team’s tallest players at 6-foot-7.
Oubre’s outburst came with the help of seven made 3-pointers in 10 attempts, and came shortly after one of his worst performances of the season in the Warriors’ loss to the Celtics on Tuesday. But he never lost confidence, according to Warriors guard Stephen Curry.
“I credit him that he didn’t lose confidence in anything,” Curry said. “It doesn’t matter what the chatter is or how he’s playing, and that leads to a game like tonight. …
“The one thing he can control is his energy and effort, and that’s always present when he’s out there on the floor. I’ve got a lot of respect for a guy like that.”San Francisco Chronicle
Much respect from Curry would fill anyone with confidence, that’s for sure.
Additionally, the fact that the Warriors had to play small-ball appears to have helped Oubre. He said after the TV broadcast that he didn’t have time to think as much as he usually does because the game was moving so fast.
Next up for the brash wingman will be to not dip too low in his next performance against these same Mavericks on national TV Saturday night, and helping the Warriors to another impressive win.
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