There is still no show in sports that quite measures up to Stephen Curry on a heater. At 35 years old, the Warriors’ superstar is as electric as ever, and he was at it again on Wednesday with 50 points against the Clippers.
Still, the Warriors lost 134-126 in Los Angeles, dropping their road record to an embarrassing 7-27. The Warriors have now lost nine straight on the road, where they are 0-21 when trailing after three quarters.
Even writing those numbers, it’s almost impossible to believe. And yet, here the Warriors are still clinging to the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference, one game up in the loss column 7-9 seeds. Not much room for error, but if that 6-seed were to hold for Golden State, it could actually be a blessing in disguise that they dropped this game to the Clippers.
As it stands, the Warriors would match up against the No.3 Grizzlies in the first round instead of the Suns. That said, Golden State still has 12 games left, which feels like a season in itself with how closely packed the Western Conference standings are entering play on Thursday.
The Warriors can’t be concerning themselves with strategic seeding. They need to win every game they can to stay above the play-in line, or frankly, even get into the postseason at all. They’re only two games in the loss column from a lottery spot, and now it looks like they’ll have to play without Draymond Green against the Hawks on Friday, the second stop on what could be a season-altering five-game road trip.
Green was whistled for his 16th technical foul of the season on Wednesday. Unless the league rescinds it, that’s a one-game suspension.
This means Curry might need to go on another heater on Friday to give the Warriors a shot to win their first road game since January. Don’t rule it out. This guy has been on fire pretty much since 2013, and the shots he was hitting on Wednesday were once again of the “you can’t be serious” variety.
I mean, what is this?
Curry went totally nuclear with 21 points in the third quarter, the 44th 20-point quarter of…
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Author : Brad Botkin
Publish date : 2023-03-16 17:07:05
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