The Warriors were in dire need of a win on Tuesday night against the Bucks, and they played with urgency in a come-from-behind, last-second 122-121 victory, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Bucks superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t play due to knee soreness, but the rest of the Bucks put up a fight regardless. It took a team effort, but Golden State’s own superstar, guard Stephen Curry, erupted for 41 points and led the late comeback.
Golden State had felt pretty low after its just completed winless three-game road trip. Curry said the feeling in the locker room was “terrible.”
This win should change that. As NBC Sports’ Drew Shiller noted, the Warriors were down double figures late. Curry hit multiple clutch shots, and guard Kelly Oubre Jr. hit the go-ahead free throws. Forward Andrew Wiggins blocked the Bucks’ last-ditch effort.
Before that play, Curry did this:
It was a fun, competitive win for a team that was feeling pretty low, and now, their fortunes might turn. Golden State gets a couple of days off and then plays two winnable games, welcoming the Wizards to Chase Center on Friday followed by the Rockets on Saturday.
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