Man, that was some Warriors game on Monday night. Superstar Stephen Curry turned in another masterpiece, and it looked like he might get the chance to tie the score with just seconds to go.
But then Golden State forward Draymond Green took the last shot instead. He had a good reason, which we’ll get into in a minute. But check this out: it’s Green’s wild attempt at a clutch basket, courtesy of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Green said he was worried about being fouled before Golden State could attempt a 3-point shot, as is the common strategy on defense when up by three points with seconds remaining. So Green shot the basketball and hoped to get three free throws.
But he didn’t really shoot the ball. He simply chuck it toward the backboard and hoped for the best. In fact, Green looked a lot like Carlton Banks from the TV series “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” when Banks was tired of watching his cousin and star of the show, Will, steal all the glory and provided this memorable television moment.
After the game, Kerr said he should have told his team that the Spurs usually don’t foul in that situation. Green, for his part, had an interesting quote about he moment, calling it the “smartest dumb play in history,” per Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Listen, man — smart, dumb, uninformed, it doesn’t matter. That play was just terrible, and unfortunately, laughable. Curry looked visibly frustrated at the end of the night, and his frustration is surely made worse by the tear he’s been on recently.
Luckily, the Warriors get to run that game back on Tuesday night. Same teams, same place. Curry, Green and crew will have a chance to put their record above the .500 mark once again and try to start an extended winning streak for the first time this season.
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