Jan 11, 2014, 7:58 AM EDT
I’m feeling a little prophetic. It was late in the fourth quarter Friday night and Boston’s Jeff Green had just made a nice play, driving toward the rim and hitting the little five-foot running jumper to tie the game against Golden State at 97-97. But that left 11 seconds for the Warriors and I had a feeling.
Jeff Green has just set up another Stephen Curry game winner highlight.—
Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) January 11, 2014
What I like best here is Golden State doesn’t just go 1-4 flat and iso Curry, who has a good defender on him in Avery Bradley. Instead they bring up David Lee early for a quick pick-and-roll to force a switch (late in games teams switch every P&R) and get a better matchup. In this case Kris Humphries switches out on Curry and he has to be back a little because he’s not quick enough to cut off Curry on the drive. So, Curry drains the long two right over the top of him.
Gerald Wallace tried a contested three as the clock expired, missed, and you have another dramatic Golden State win.
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