The Warriors won their 65th game of the season last night, outlasting a pesky Minnesota Timberwolves squad.
Zach LaVine, of dunk-championship-fame, scored 37 points (including 20 in the fourth!!) as the Wolves stormed back from a 17 point deficit in the final frame, making the match much closer than it had to be.
The game featured a number of quirky moments, including when Flip Saunders decided to get in some action, playing stifling defense on a Draymond Green inbounds play:
Stephen Curry had himself a couple of time and space altering plays as well:
Full Steph vs. LaVine highlights:
You think these guys are ready for the playoffs? Hear Kerr, Steph and Andrew Bogut chime in after the game:
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From around the League:
1.) Derrick Rose is back. As crazy as this sounds, considering the reaction when he went out earlier this year with yet another knee injury, Rose is back and playing well for a surging Chicago Bulls team. He had a vintage performance against the Philadelphia 76ers (yeah, I know, but still!) including this strange play in which he avoided the trap and threw a half court two handed "rocket ... to Taj Gibson for the layup. Here it is again. Throws a rocket ... to Taj Gibson."
2.) The bewildering mystery house carnival ride that has been this year's Sacramento Kings' season continues unabated. Reports surfaced that Vlade Divac, who has not been involved in the NBA in any meaningful capacity in over ten years, has emerged as the lead voice in the Kings' front office. Oh, Vivek. WHEN WILL YOU EVER LEARN??
Although, I gotta say, I'm stoked that Vlade is back around the league. Great name. Great beard.
3.) Lastly, in a game for the ages, the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks scored a whopping 15 points COMBINED in the second quarter of yesterday's game, which set a record for lowest scoring quarter ever in an NBA game.
Shhheeeeeeeeeeethousemother that is just horrendous. Disgusting is another word that pops to mind. Knicks fans were super bummed, not because of the horrible play on the court, but because the Knicks actually won the game, decreasing the chance they land the top pick in this year's draft.
Okay team, hope your Sunday is a Funday! See y'all on the flipside.