Real strength was revealed during a crisis.
The Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings 114-97 in Game 3 of the first round of the 2022-2023 season NBA Western Conference playoffs held at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California on the 21st (hereinafter Korean time).
Draymond Green is missing. Green was suspended for one game by the NBA. It was the aftermath of stepping on Domantas Sabonis in the second game immediately before.
Since they gave up the first and second games of the series, they were on the verge of losing until the third game. Never in NBA history has the defending champion dropped the first two games in the first round of the playoffs to advance to the next round.
Stephen Curry knew the atmosphere of the series better than anyone else.
After the game, he confessed, “To be honest, if I lost today (21st), the series would have almost ended. This victory gave me the impetus to hold the series.” Curry made a big success with 36 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists, including 5 3-pointers.
Green is a key presence in Golden State’s offense. In offense, he boasts quality screens and passes, and in defense, he boasts a wide range that does not cover matchups. In particular, the absence of green was fatal for Golden State, which has a low height.
Kevon Rooney was responsible for the defense and air control, while Curry erased the gap in the offense. He recorded 4 points, 20 rebounds and 9 assists, including grabbing 9 offensive rebounds.
Curry said, “Rooney is such a player. He has shown great performances many times in the past.” I know better than anyone the ripple effect it brings.” 스포츠토토
Sacramento lost to Golden State in a battle of momentum. The team that scored more than 120 points per game did not even reach 100 points that day. It was the decisive blow that the outside shot was blocked and the rebound battle was lost.
Curry said, “It’s just one game. If we can’t continue today’s atmosphere in the next game 4, the crisis will continue. Still, game 3 was an important game that could be a watershed in this series.”
The 4th game between the two teams will be held at 4:30 am on the 24th.