Playing in Atlanta on Friday night, a Golden State Warriors were in control for many of their diversion opposite a Atlanta Hawks, heading by as many as 15 points. Though a Hawks used a 9-0 run in a final dual mins of a diversion to cut a Warriors’ advantage to dual points, a Warriors hung on for a win, one that was punctuated by this take and impact asperse by Andre Iguodala.
As a Hawks are one of a teams nearby a bottom of a league’s standings, one shouldn’t pull too many conclusions from this game. That said, there are a few things from this diversion that are value highlighting.
Curry scores 28 points in only 23 minutes
Midway by a initial quarter, Warriors fans had an all-too informed shock as Stephen Curry possibly tweaked or softly sprained (depending on whose tweets we were looking at) his right ankle. Here’s a play in that it happened, as Curry comes down on Zaza Pachulia’s feet and somewhat turns that ankle while fortifying in a lane. That right ankle is a same one that gave him problems progressing this season. If you’re a perennially shaken Warriors fan, we would advise looking away.
Curry was subbed out with 1:22 left to go in a initial entertain and eventually went behind to a Warriors’ locker room during his common rest duration in a second quarter. Curry returned to a building with 7:18 left in a second. Back on a court, Curry showed no ill effects and looked like his usual, extraordinary All-Star self out there.
Curry scored 25 points in a initial half of Friday night’s diversion opposite a Hawks, with 15 of those entrance in those 7+ mins in a second quarter. However, Curry scored only 3 some-more points, to finish with 28 points, as he left a diversion with 6:24 left in a third entertain and did not return.
This preference to finish Curry’s night early was a precautionary magnitude some-more than anything else and not demonstrative of anything profoundly serious. After a game, Curry pronounced he should be good to go for a Warriors’ subsequent game and a team’s arriving report is also gainful to Curry removing rest to concede a ankle to heal.
Nice collection of rest forward for Steph Curry and that tweaked right ankle.
-Done for tonight
-Saturday: No practice
-Sunday: No practice
-Monday: Practice, still no game
-Tuesday: Next GSW game
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 3, 2018
Kevin Durant also scored 28 points in Friday night’s game, yet it took him 35 mins to get those points.
With Curry and Durant both scoring scarcely 30 points and Klay Thompson contributing 15 points of his own, a large partial of since a Warriors warranted this feat was since their stars played like stars and put adult large numbers.
A Swaggy Appearance in Atlanta
While Curry and Durant carrying large nights is unequivocally most a norm, Nick Young astounded by scoring 16 points while personification 23 mins with Curry on a sideline.
Not surprisingly, a bulk of Young’s points came from three-point range.
Young shot 4-for-8 from three-point operation and continued his new plain play. There are still a moments when he does something that leaves we scratching your conduct in disbelief. But, with that said, Young is looking a small bit some-more like a actor a Warriors wanted and suspicion they were removing this past offseason. This is another acquire steer for a Warriors and their fans as we get closer and closer to a postseason.
Draymond displays his flitting prowess
After scoring double-digit points in any of a games after a All-Star break, Draymond Green contributed only dual points in Friday night’s win over a Hawks. However, Green still had an impact on a game, generally on offense, as he finished a diversion with 9 assists, portion as a Warriors’ primary play-initiator via a night.
Five of Green’s assists came in a initial quarter, with dual entrance pleasantness of alley-oop passes to Durant.
While Green has stepped adult his defensive power of late, opposite a Hawks his flitting skills were authorised to shine, as he commanded most of what happened on offense for a Warriors.
Showing Bazemore and Budenholzer some love
Though a Hawks have struggled a good understanding this deteriorate and missed copiousness of opportunities in Friday night’s game, a sole splendid mark was ensure (and former Warrior player) Kent Bazemore. Bazemore scored 29 points opposite a Warriors, both a diversion high as good as a deteriorate high for a Hawks’ guard.
The Hawks are clearly in a midst of an huge rebuild, yet if Bazemore can be a bit some-more prolific and rookie John Collins can continue to develop, their stay in a groundwork of a Eastern Conference competence not be as prolonged as some think.
Another splendid mark for a Hawks is their conduct coach, Mike Budenholzer. You can see a impact that Budenholzer, a former San Antonio Spurs assistant, has on this team. Even yet there was a transparent talent inconsistency in Friday night’s game, a Hawks were still enterprising and put in a unequivocally good bid opposite a fortifying champs.
That a Hawks could uncover that kind of effort, when they are so clearly outgunned and looking towards subsequent year, unequivocally reflects good on their coach. Budenholzer is clearly someone who did learn a good understanding from Spurs conduct manager Gregg Popovich, that we can see even in this severe of a season.
The Hawks’ MVP— Sir Foster
I would be lingering if, with a Warriors personification during Philips Arena for this game, we did not discuss a best partial about any group visiting a Hawks—getting to hear Sir Foster. If we don’t know his story you should really check it out. But he’s simply a best organist personification during NBA games and one of a things that creates a joining so special. He’s even invited to All-Star Weekend where he provides a good soundtrack to a game.
You substantially held some of his personification behind a play-by-play of Friday night’s game. But if we didn’t get your fill, here are some videos of Sir Foster being overwhelming in a past.
Also, he apparently played “Pony” by Ginuwine during a diversion but, since there can be zero good in a universe, there’s no video of it anymore. But a subsequent time we watch a diversion being played during Philips Arena, be certain to listen for a organ stylings of Sir Foster since he is outstanding.