The Golden State Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 137-122 on Sunday evening.
While the big news emerging from the outing was Stephen Curry’s career-high 62-point explosion, one slightly less significant moment that occurred during the game had the Warriors bench absolutely howling.
With a little over 8 minutes remaining in the third quarter and Golden State up by 10, Blazers swingman Robert Covington got the ball and tried to take it full court the other way.
Just as he was approaching the rim, his brain momentarily short-circuited and he randomly started dribbling the ball with two hands.
You’ve got to see this Covington turnover pic.twitter.com/tLygrJk9aa
— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) January 4, 2021
It was odd, to say the least.
When the Warriors bench saw what happened, they absolutely lost it.
Needless to say, Sunday night’s showdown meant a lot to Golden State.
Two nights earlier the team was thrashed by Portland 123-98.
For now at least, it appears Golden State is back.
Will the success be sustainable? Time will tell.
Paulina Gretzky knows what she’s doing.https://t.co/zfKrfjY8iP
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 3, 2021
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.