Apr 2, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT
Stephen Curry does it again.
With the game tied 120-120 and less than 15 seconds left in overtime, it all started when Jermaine O’Neal blocked/grabbed a Monta Ellis driving floater (it was a borderline goaltend but a good no call) then the Warriors didn’t call a time out, got the ball to Stephen Curry and let him create. Curry probed on the left side and after everyone cleared out he was isolated on Jose Calderon, was able to create a little space going left and all Curry needs to get off his shot is a little space. Bucket with 0.1 seconds left. Ball game.
If I were the Mavericks I would have doubled Curry — yes, the Warriors have other dangerous shooters, but you don’t let Curry get the last shot. This is why no timeout was brilliant for Golden State, the Mavs didn’t have time to set up a defensive plan.
The loss drops Dallas back to the nine seed, half a game behind Memphis and Phoenix. This is a blow to them.
The win helps keep Golden State solidly in the six slot (they had been closing in Portland, who has played better with LaMarcus Aldridge back).
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