The Golden State Warriors fell to the San Antonio Spurs 105-100 on Monday evening.
The outing was pretty exciting in the second half and culminated in Draymond Green costing his squad a potential victory due to boneheaded play – but that isn’t what everyone was talking about on Tuesday.
Rather, the funniest moment from the game came with two minutes to go in the fourth quarter, when Stephen Curry fooled DeMar DeRozan by pump-faking during a free throw attempt.
The exchange went viral almost immediately.
list of players Steph Curry pump faked at the free throw line
— THE Hustle 🏀 (@TheNBAHustle) February 9, 2021
Blooper reel stuff notwithstanding, Golden State had a legit shot at winning this one right up until the moment that Green messed everything up.
With just under nine seconds left in the game and his team down by three, Green caught the ball and assumed that Derrick White would immediately try to foul him. Anticipating the whistle, he launched a terrible three from near half court that obviously didn’t go in.
The Bucks owner’s daughter decided to bring 2021 in with a bang by stripping all her clothes off. https://t.co/UgzhEEna4o
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 7, 2021
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who recently took such exception to how Luka Doncic plays basketball, probably wasn’t a huge fan of Green’s antics.
Curry finished the day with 32 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists, while DeRozan scored 21 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished out 10 assists.
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.