That’s what we call a knockout in basketball.
As the Golden State Warriors look to knock off the Minnesota Timberwolves, Stephen Curry just dropped Anthony Tolliver on his way to the hoop for a layup.
Curry has been tremendous this season, averaging 33.0 points per game on 54.9 percent from the field and 52.9 percent from beyond the arc. With that said, we all know how stacked the Warriors are. ESPN’s Scottie Pippen recently went on record as saying that Kevin Durant could be the best player to ever play this game, but he holds back because he plays with both Curry and Klay Thompson, via USA Today.
“KD could be remember as the greatest player, the greatest scorer to ever play the game. But because he’s playing with two of the greatest shooters to ever play the game, he’s on chill mode. That’s crazy.
Because no one can stop this guy. He’s 6-foot-11, he can shoot over anyone, he can get his shot off at any time. He’s a defender. But he’s such an unselfish player and he plays the game the right way. He went into a situation where he hasn’t stepped on anybody’s toes. He hasn’t went there to try to be the league’s leading scorer – which, we all know, he can.
And he’s just in chill mode. He is gonna be a guy that could have averaged 35, 40 points in this league – and he’s accepting winning over all. Nothing individual. It’s about the team.”
It’s hard to argue that. The Warriors blow out a lot of teams, which means there’s really no reason for Durant to be aggressive for all 48 minutes of a game. Furthermore, when you can lean on two other great scorers, you kind of just take shots when you feel like it. There’s no pressure.
Curry has 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Warriors currently trail 82-78 late in the third quarter.
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— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) November 3, 2018