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Explain One Play: Stephen Curry outduels Luka Doncic

Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic had a thrilling duel down the stretch of the Warriors-Mavericks game. Watch how Steph scored his points and the defenses the Warriors used to contain Luka down the stretch and pull off the last-minute comeback win. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and LeBron James!

Golden State Warriors v Dallas Mavericks
another day at the office for Steph
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Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic had a thrilling duel down the stretch of the Warriors-Mavericks game. Watch how Steph scored his points and the defenses the Warriors used to contain Luka down the stretch and pull off the last-minute comeback win. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, and special guest LeBron James.

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Stephen Curry outduels Luka Doncic

Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic had a thrilling duel down the stretch of the Warriors-Mavericks game. Watch how Steph scored his points and the defenses the Warriors used to contain Luka down the stretch and pull off the last-minute comeback win. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, and special guest LeBron James. By @EricApricot. More videos and full articles at http://tinyurl.com/ericapricot

Posted by Golden State of Mind on Monday, January 14, 2019

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Random in-game notes

  • Klay misses some looks, gets annoyed, mixes up a switch with Looney, causes a foul.
  • I guess Steph isn’t running the Q2 gang any more?
  • McKinnie gets stuck guarding DAJ in the late. Fights him hard, gets a turnover for a Steph hot dog pass to Andre dunk.
  • Draymond was limping after the Barnes jumper. Kerr calls timeout. Let’s hope it’s nothing...
  • I don’t watch Doncic enough to know but... why doesn’t he shoot that step back 3 all the time? Like Harden spam rates? It looks like butter every time I’ve seen him.
  • KD had a 1 on 1 in transition -- he’s historically awesome in that situation -- but he pulls out mysteriously. Then he finds Steph for the 3.
  • Dray looks not himself in Q3.
  • Everyone knows I love McKinnie, but he should *never* be driving with the ball.
  • I don’t watch Doncic enough to know but... why doesn’t he shoot that step back 3 all the time? Like Harden spam rates? It looks like butter every time I’ve seen him.
  • Since I wrote this, Luka his missed 3 in a row.
  • Then Steph took a completely irresponsible step back 3 from near the logo with 0:45 in a tie game. And made it.
  • Klay and Steph need to have a training from Human Resources about calling timeout when trapped, instead of chucking up a blind pass.
  • Steph with 48, in post-game interview, steers the conversation to defense by everyone else. “Defense by Dray and KD and Andre, even Klay for those last 3, 4 possessions. Shots are good, but defense wins games.”
  • Slater says: Steve Kerr said Kevin Durant changed up a couple plays in the huddle late tonight, suggested to flip spots with Steph Curry so Steph could get the ball
  • Gonna check out the tape for this. I didn’t see flipped spots, but their double punch play has different options as well as obviously the pick and roll forcing switch to iso, and Steph ended up handling down the stretch.

Poll

Poll

Luka Doncic is leading KD in the All-Star fan vote. The starters are decided by 50% fans, 25% players, 25% press. Will Luka start over KD this year?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Yes
    (164 votes)
  • 15%
    No, KD will catch up in the fan vote
    (124 votes)
  • 53%
    No, the players and press will get KD in
    (429 votes)
  • 11%
    I don’t care as long as Fergie gets to sing the anthem again
    (92 votes)
809 votes total Vote Now

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