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PBT Extra: Stephen Curry is clutch, plus talking Spurs vs. Thunder showdown

Apr 2, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

Stephen Curry is so dangerous late in games, and that is the first thing Kay Adams and I discuss in the latest edition of PBT Extra. There are other guys on the “don’t let him take the last shot” list — Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Damian Lillard, Joe Johnson (the later two have great clutch numbers) — but Curry is firmly in that list.

After that we talk about the Mavericks/Clippers matchup Thursday, which is a game Dallas needs — they need every game in this close playoff chase.

Then we discuss the big game this Thursday, the Spurs vs. Thunder showdown. The Thunder give the Spurs real trouble but unless the Thunder get healthy and get Thabo Sefalosha and others back this game leans San Antonio. (A playoff matchup could well be another matter.)

  1. spursareold - Apr 2, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    I wouldn’t count on seeing that showdown. Just like Miami last year, the league gave the hometeam, OKC, three days off before the game, but the Spurs are on a B2B. If they beat GS tonight, I would bet that a number of players won’t even get on the plane after the game.

  2. antistratfordian - Apr 2, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    This is a little bit of an overreaction. That was only Curry’s 3rd game winner…. for basically his entire life (at least since high school). For his career he’s 3/9 on game winners (33%), which is right around the league average on such shots. Curry may not make another one for years… who knows? But I think this is a tad premature.

    And what about Marco Belinelli’s 3 game winners last year? I didn’t recall anyone anointing him for that.

    But, honestly, if you haven’t done it in the playoffs then you haven’t really done it at all.

    • apkyletexas - Apr 2, 2014 at 5:31 PM

      Which is why Robert Horry is the greatest baskeball player of all time.

      • antistratfordian - Apr 2, 2014 at 5:43 PM

        Horry only has 3 playoff game winners under 10 seconds. That’s the same amount as Kobe Bryant – but 2 less than LeBron James.

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