Of course, those were the two big names on the move last year. The Minnesota Wild, at the time, had the second-best record in the Western Conference but still felt a need to solidify their roster down the center. In acquiring Hanzal, Minnesota surrendered a first- and a second-round pick. Hanzal had one point in a five-game playoff series with the St. Louis Blues The Wild couldn’t get out of the first round.
However, in the final period, with the game in limbo, Curry knocked down a deep transition 3 to give his team a seven-point advantage with under two minutes to play, providing the necessary separation to exit the arena victorious.
“Our defense was not very good, but our offense allowed us to stay in the game,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “We had a lot of mix-ups down the stretch.”
Curry scored in the last 10 seconds of each of the first three quarters.
The last time these two teams played, Lou Williams lit up the Warriors for 50 points in a 125-106 Clippers win in the same building. He registered 21 points off the bench this time (7-of-17 field goals, 5-of-5 free throws) with 12 assists.
The sixth-man specialist wasn’t content with being close on the road against the defending champs.
“A loss is a loss, bro,” Williams said. “No moral victories over here.”
Golden State will next host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday.
Rooney joined the U.S. national team in 2017. Naturally, she got the Wikipedia treatment after the game, with a creative internet user changing her job title to “Secretary of Defense.”
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored a dazzling, triple-deke goal in the sixth round of a shootout thriller, and Maddie Rooney stuffed the Canadians to wrap up a 3-2 victory over archrival Canada.
Lamoureux-Davidson executed the defining offensive moment of the game, a shootout move that kids will surely be practicing in their driveways for years — a deke to the left with a head pump, an improbable pull back to her forehand, and the slip in. It sealed the win for the U.S. in stylish fashion. What’s even better: Her sister and teammate, Monique Lamoureux-Morando, revealed that Jocelyne had been practicing this move with her skills coach for some time, and its name is: “Oops I did it again.” (A shout-out to Monique, who scored the equalizer on a breakaway with 6:21 left in the third to send the game to overtime, and was consistently one of the best players on the ice all game.)