Phoenix guard Stephen Curry immediately recognised that Bradley Beal’s attempt to prevent him from obtaining the ball with 3.3 seconds remaining by lunging for the theft was a foolish wager.
Beal stated, “He is the greatest shooter of all time.” “Thus, you are aware of the outcome thereafter.”
Curry intercepted the inbounds pass from Brandin Podziemski. And with Beal sidelined, Curry assisted the Golden State Warriors in defeating the Suns 113-112 on Saturday night. The victory was their fourth consecutive and sixth in seven games. Curry made a 33-foot basket in the loss.
“I simply attempted to deliver it to him,” stated Podziemski. “No matter the duration in question.”
Curry explained that his ability to turn was “merely muscle memory to shoot.”
“You must learn to live with it,” advised Curry. “Thank God, everything worked out.”
Curry accumulated thirty points on nine three-pointers.
“Putin would only take that one shot,” Podziemski explained. “A typical individual would likely take a dribble or something comparable.”
Curry made his tenth career winning shot in less than five seconds.
The Warriors have been involved in six games decided by a single point this season and have a league-leading 17-18 record in 35 clutch contests. Each of the four contests played against the Suns this season were decisive.
“We were overdue,” said Steve Kerr, head coach of the Warriors. “One of these tight contests was about to turn in our favour. However, the men deserved it. It was not an accident.”
Phoenix were led by Devin Booker’s 32 points, while Kevin Durant contributed 24. The Suns had two chances after Curry’s 3-pointer, but Booker was fouled under the basket on the first and Durant couldn’t get a shot off on the second.
“Our performance was simply subpar,” said Suns head coach Frank Vogel. “We performed adequately in our basketball contest, just enough to defeat these opponents. One play in the final two seconds swings the outcome.”
Durant, who co-won two championships with Curry on the Warriors, was all too familiar with the consequences of Curry having an open opportunity.
Durant stated, “If you give him that expression for the game, he is licking his chops.” “However, I continue to believe that we could have obtained that theft. This is a difficult play. “Occasionally, men are simply that great.”
After avoiding a season series sweep at the hands of the Suns, Golden State returned to.500 for the first time since December 25.
The Warriors held a four-quarter lead of 84-82 at the outset. With 35 seconds remaining, Booker extended the Suns’ lead to 112-110 with a turnaround jumper.
Jonathan Kuminga provided Golden State with 21 points. Draymond Green contributed seven rebounds, nine assists, and fifteen points.
Acquired at the trade deadline, Royce O’Neale scored three points in his debut for the Suns. The other acquisition made by Phoenix at the trade deadline, David Roddy, did not make an appearance.
Gary Payton, who developed a left hamstring strain and missed the previous sixteen games, made his return for the Warriors. He accumulated eleven points.
Green, who had avoided technical fouls since his January return from an indefinite suspension, was called for one in the third quarter while arguing for a foul ruling following a layup.
During the course of the game, Green also engaged in verbal exchanges and insults with Suns centre Jusuf Nurkic, whom he suspended on December 12 for striking in the face.
Regrettably, Nurkic remarked. “Nothing was learned by him.” It is merely an issue of time. He intends to strike another individual down. I retract everything I have said. “He is not deserving of a chance.”
In response, Green stated that he felt “pretty fantastic tonight, to be honest.”