Saturday, March 25, 2023

In One Shining Quarter, the Warriors Show Why They Should Win the NBA Finals

For much of the third quarter of Sunday night’s 107-88 win over the Celtics in Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Chase Center, the Golden State Warriors kept the complicated look simple as thousands of fans raised their arms in the air and cheered. Screamed along ,

When Golden State is at its best like this, it plays with so much precision, teamwork, and joy that those avid spectators might wonder if they’re playing some of the most beautiful basketball ever. It’s only fitting, then, that a quarter loaded with check-your-phone-and-miss-it sequences ended with the type of absurd highlights that were once the signature of dynastic warriors.

With the clock off, guard Jordan Poole crossed midcourt, planted a dribble between his legs and, while blanketed by Celtics guard Peyton Pritchard, looked over from 39 feet. As the ball rolled through the net to beat the buzzer, Poole high-skipped and straight-up, bowing his head slightly as if saying, “So what?”

As Poole was smiling, he closed his eyes with teammate Stephen Curry, who still looked stunned by what he had seen. For most of the game, Poole struggled with the physicality of the Celtics as he blew off turns and missed shots. Finally, when his teammates wrote the third quarter blitz, which could go down in the annals of NBA history, Poole was now joining the party.

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