The Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings 114-97 in Game 3 on Thursday night to move within 2-1 of their first-round playoff series. Stephen Curry scored 36 points, Kevon Looney equaled his career high with 20 rebounds, and Kemba Walker added nine assists.
Golden State is now down 2-0 for the first time under Steve Kerr, during which four of the team’s previous six playoff appearances resulted in titles.
It’s thrilling. Before learning that he would miss Game 3, Green argued that it would be a fresh challenge. “I was considering the fact that this is something new. Why not conquer this one now that we’ve already defeated all the others? It’s going to be a tonne of fun”. Also Read: Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets Final Injury Report date – 20/04/2023: Are Joel Embiid and Jaden McDaniels Playing against Brooklyn Nets Tonight?
Without Green, Stephen Curry leads the Golden State Warriors to victory
Since Stephen Curry arrival, the Golden State Warriors have not experienced a 2-0 deficit. The NBA record for most postseason games played without losing the opening two games is 27. They won’t go into Game 4 attempting to claw their way out of a 0-3 hole, thanks to the reigning NBA Finals MVP.
The suspension of Draymond Green was the major news item building up to this game. Losing “Dray” just before a major battle was a big deal because he’s still one of the team’s most significant players.
The Warriors, who initially believed Green would merely receive a fine, were, fortunately, able to respond fast and alter their strategy. In Game 3, they came together behind one of their struggling veterans to easily defeat the Sacramento Kings.
At the head of the Bay Area team’s assault, tonight was Stephen Curry. He started the game with 18 points and finished with 36. Curry made 12-25 shots overall, including 6-12 from three-point range. Also Read: Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Final Injury Report date – 20/04/2023: Are Paul George and Kawhi Leonard Playing against Phoenix Suns Tonight?
Steph Curry has yet to be swept in a playoff series.
Stephen Curry now has an impressive record after tonight’s victory. He has never been swept in his career’s 28 postseason rounds. Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and other NBA superstars have all been shut out in a series.
The victory sliced Sacramento’s advantage in half and, more crucially, allows Draymond Green to return with the Warriors poised to square the series. When Green takes the field with his championship-tested teammates in Game 4, the Chase Center is likely to be even louder than it was tonight.
Stephen Curry stated in a courtside interview following their first victory of the series:
“They say Draymond has a past. We agree. We have the ability to bounce back”.
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