Ama-Clippers asinde emdlalweni ka-Curry wamaphuzu angu-50 ekuwineni iqhudelana namaWarriors

Ehla ngesisekelo seSan Francisco edlula uChris Paul wasePhoenix ngasekupheleni kukaMsombuluko, uStephen Curry wafuna ubhasikidi kanye nezwi lokugcina.

“Awusenawo u-2014,” isihlabani seGolden State sitshele isihlabani sakhe sesikhathi eside ngesikhathi kugingqika amakhamera.

UPaul ngokuhamba kwesikhathi wathi akayazi inkomba, kodwa ku-podcast yakhe, uzakwabo weCurry’s Warriors uDraymond Green wachaza incazelo yayo – ukuthi kwase kukudala uPaul ethathwa njengomdlali ongcono.

Le nkulumo ishiwo ngaphakathi kwe-Chase Center. Kwezwakala ezinhliziyweni zika amaClippers.

Baphendule ngoLwesithathu ebusuku ngo 134-126 ukunqobasisinde emzamweni wamaphuzu angu-50 ka-Curry ubonga ingxenye ku-30 ​​ka-Kawhi Leonard ukuze balule ukuwina kwabo kokune.

Eminyakeni eyisishiyagalolunye edlule, esihloko sithi Paul at point guard, i-Lob City-era Clippers yayikhuphuka. Ngisho nokuhluleka ukumiswa komnikazi wangaphambili uDonald Sterling ngobusuku bangaphambi kwesizini akwanele ukubavimba ekunqobeni uchungechunge lomzuliswano wokuqala bebhekene neCurry neGolden State.

Kodwa ngenkathi ama-Clippers engakaze adlule ku-postseason hump, i-Golden State isiqoke isiqongo sentaba ye-NBA izikhathi ezine kusukela ngaleso sikhathi. Uchungechunge lwango-2014 phakathi kuka-Paul kanye ne-Clippers kanye ne-Curry’s Warriors lusalokhu luwuchungechunge lokugcina lwemidlalo eyisikhombisa ehlulwe ama-Warriors kubambangi be-Western Conference. Ngisho naphakathi kwesizini ye-Jekyll ne-Hyde 2022-23 lapho ama-Warriors e-29-7 ekhaya futhi 7-27 endleleni, futhi ngisho no-Andrew Wiggins engekho eqenjini cishe izinyanga ezimbili ngezindaba eziyimfihlo ezingadalulwanga, ama-Warriors ahlala engowokudabuka. Izinga okukalwa ngalo bonke abaqhudelanayo baseNtshonalanga, umphathi wokugcina womdlalo wevidiyo ocashe ngemuva kwamandla ka-Curry ahlala ekhona okuqhuma okucasulayo.

Futhi ngakho umhlangano wamaqembu ngoLwesithathu e-Crypto.com Arena umele ukuhlolwa kwengqondo.

Futhi, okubaluleke kakhulu, bekuyinto ethokozisayo: Namaqembu angena namarekhodi afanayo angama-36-33 kanti amaClippers adinga ukunqoba ukuze agcine ephila amathemba okufuna i-tiebreaker, uCurry, uKlay Thompson noJordan Poole bafike njengokuhlolwa kwengcindezi. ukukala ukuthi ingabe i-Clippers kanye nokuvikela okuthuthukisiwe okusekele uchungechunge lwabo lokuwina imidlalo emithathu bekukhona okwangempela.

Kumakwata amathathu, iphethini ithuthukisiwe: I-Golden State iwina imizuzu yokuqala ngemuva kokusikeka emuva kanye nokudutshulwa, okuphoqe ukuthi umqeqeshi we-Clippers u-Tyronn Lue asheshe aphelelwe yisikhathi. Ngemuva kwalokho i-Clippers yazinza yasuka, imvamisa iwumkhiqizo wokuzivikela, ngaphambi kokuthi iphinde iqhathwe nguCurry namaWarriors ukuze baqedele phezulu.

Ngenkathi u-Ivica Zubac ephakamisa ipasi likaCurry esiminyaminya ngasekupheleni kwekota yesibili, u-Paul George waphusha phezulu ngesikhathi senguquko wabamba iphasi elunqenqemeni eshaywe u-Leonard ehola ngamaphuzu ayisishiyagalombili.

UPaul George weClippers ugubha ubhasikidi wakhe onamaphuzu ama-3 no-Ivica Zubac.

UPaul George (13) weClippers ubungaza ubhasikidi wakhe onamaphuzu ama-3 no-Ivica Zubac (40) njengoba uDraymond Green (23) weGolden State Warriors eya ebhentshini leqembu isikhathi sokuvala phakathi nesiwombe sesibili ngoLwesithathu e-Crypto.com Arena.

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Kulandela ukuphela kukaLue imizuzu emibili kwikota yesithathu ngemuva kokugijima kwe-7-0 Warriors, ama-Clippers aqale ukugijima kwe-16-4 futhi esizwa ukuzivikela kwawo. Ngenkathi uGeorge ephinda ephindaphinda i-laup egejiwe kaGreen, wathola u-Eric Gordon ngamaphoyinti amathathu asheshayo angama-27-foot. Ngesikhathi u-Zubac eshibilika ukuze ashaye u-Kevon Looney ezama ukuhlehlisa, u-Russell Westbrook wabamba ibhola ebelixega waphinde wathola u-Gordon, kulokhu okwe-24-foot-pointer emithathu ukuhola ngamaphuzu angu-10. U-Gordon ubeqale isiwombe sesibili ngemuva kokuqala phambili u-Marcus Morris Sr. ukhishwe ngasekupheleni kwekota yesibili ngokushaya uGreen ekhanda ngesikhathi elungiselela ukuphindelela.

Bekuyisikhumbuzo sokuthi okugqame kakhulu ngokuguquka kwabo akukhona nje ukuthi ukuzivikela obekunciphile kusukela ngasekupheleni kukaDisemba sekubuyile, kodwa kuphinde kwavela ngezikhathi ezibucayi.

Selokhu bavumela amaphuzu aphezulu we-51 ngekota ku-Memphis ngesikhathi se-avalanche yabo yekota yesithathu, i-Clippers ibambe abaphikisana nabo ekudubuleni okungu-40% noma okubi kakhulu ezindaweni eziyisikhombisa zokugcina eziyisishiyagalolunye ezingena ngoLwesithathu. Futhi i-Memphis, i-Toronto ne-New York idubule ama-31% ahlanganisiwe engxenyeni yesine yaleyo minqobi emithathu eqondile yama-Clippers.

I-Clippers, ehlale iqaphile ngomsebenzi omningi, ayizange ihlale inika isihlabani sayo esikabili u-Leonard no-George umsebenzi wokugada abadlali abayingozi kakhulu bezitha isikhathi eside. Lokho kwashintsha ngoLwesithathu.

“Bayitholile namhlanje ebusuku,” kusho uLue.

Kodwa njengoba bekunjalo eminyakeni eyishumi edlule, uCurry wema phakathi kweClippers nalokho ababekufuna.

Iqala ngokuhlangana kwayo ngo-4:51 ukuze idlale kwikota yesithathu, inkosi enamaphuzu amathathu ehlala njalo ye-NBA ithole amaphuzu angu-12 alandelayo e-Golden State, ivolumu yakhuphuka lapho ithinta kakhulu ibhola futhi yaqhuma lapho isibhamu esisodwa sesekisi. iwele ngasekupheleni kwekota njengoba idlule ngamaphuzu angama-41. AmaWarriors adubule u-65% ngekota yesibili no-60% kweyesithathu njengoba uCurry eshaye amashothi ayisishiyagalolunye kwangu-11.

Ukuhola kweClippers kukhule kwafinyelela ku-12 ukuvula ikota yesine, okugqugquzelwa uTerance Mann enza yonke into, yonke indawo, ngesikhathi esisodwa – eqoqa ama-rebounds amabili ahlaselayo endaweni agcine ngobhasikidi nokubi, wabe esedonsa kabi iGolden State ngaphambilini. ukuguquguquka. U-Curry wabe esengena futhi. Esikhathini esingamasekhondi angu-72, waklebhula amaphuzu ayisithupha futhi wasiza ku-Thompson layup, ehamba phambili ehlele kwayisikhombisa nengxenye yekota yokugcina.

Ukulungela kwama-Clippers ukuqeda umsebenzi bekuphinde kubhekwe, umthwalo wabo wawusezandleni zabo zokuvikela ukunikeza noma iyiphi indawo yokuphefumula, kanye nekhono likaGeorge, ngokushaya amabhola amahlanu, ukugwema ukukhishwa ngekhadi elibomvu.

Ngabadlali abathathu basemuva bekhiye ku-Curry, uthole uzakwabo ovulekile ekhoneni elinamaphuzu amathathu, omunye waba yi-rolling layup, wabe eseshaya ama-50 nge-floater eyenziwe nokwenzeka yi-pump-fake.