Jan 22, 2023
Notable NBA Figure Blames Warriors Star Stephen Curry for Breaking Game
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Steph Curry has had a remarkable career with the Golden State Warriors. He’s brought the franchise four NBA Championships, been named to eight NBA All-Star Teams, and hold the NBA record for most career 3-pointers made.
Some might even say that he broke the NBA.Since Curry has risen to superstardom, players throughout the association have begun to shoot more and more 3-pointers each season.
During a recent appearance on the “Kickin’ It with CoolKicks” podcast, Ronnie Singh, also known as “Ronnie 2K,” said the Warriors guard has broken his game, NBA 2K, as well. He discussed the large gap between Curry’s 3-point rating of 99, and the next highest rating of 88 in the same category.
“I mean, I’ll tell you. He keeps beating other NBA players by 100 threes a season. So like, what do you do about that? Like when he made 402 threes in 2016, we didn’t have that big of a discrepancy, but we should have probably. You know what I mean? The guy has broken our video game,” he said.Steve Kerr Gives Insight to His Spat With Jordan Poole After Warriors Win
The January 20 Warriors game against the Cleveland Cavaliers did not feature game-breaking Curry. He, as well as, fellow starters Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andrew Wiggins had the night off. That left Jordan Poole as the team’s main scoring option.
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Poole was able to lead the Warriors to a 120-114 victory, but not without getting reamed by his head coach.
At the end of the third quarter the young star was whistled for an offensive foul, and then, subsequently, a delay of game, after holding on to the basketball as he argued with the officials. The argument wound up costing the Warriors a point as they headed into the fourth quarter up just 12, which Head Coach Steve Kerr was not happy about. He laid into Poole from the sidelines, shouting some choice words at the former Michigan standout.
Jordan Poole got hit for a delay of game after an offensive foul he disagreed with late third quarter. Steve Kerr got on him: “Lock the f*** in. We’re trying to win the game.” Tense near Warriors bench through quarter timeout. They could really use this W. pic.twitter.com/2wQXU2jQnl
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 21, 2023
Kerr broke down the heated moment where he “snapped” on Poole to the media after the win.
“I’m going to stay on Jordan,” he said via NBC Sports Bay Area. “He’s continuing to grow and he’s getting better. I think the last two games, he was fantastic in terms of staying off the referees. He got the offensive foul and then held the ball as he talked to the ref, and that was a delay of game. So I’m trying to get Jordan to the point where he understands every play counts and every moment counts. So, every once in a while, I snap and I snapped in that moment and he looked at me like I was nuts. But it’s all part of it. I love Jordan and I love the way he’s playing and he was incredible tonight.”
Steve Kerr explains what happened when he "snapped" at JP pic.twitter.com/VD4HYuQRCU
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 21, 2023Stephen Curry Weighs In On Steve Kerr, Jordan Poole Incident
While Curry may not have appeared in the win, he did make an appearance in the comments section of a House of Highlights Instagram post. The media outlet had shared a video of Kerr’s exchange with Poole with the caption “Steve Kerr had some choice words for Poole after this technical foul.”
“Hey for all the kids watching this clip…Coach Kerr coaching like he should,” Curry commented on a post by House of Highlights, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “JP taking the energy the right way. Both of them move on to try and win the game!!! @houseofhighlights Make sure you show how @jordan_poole bounced back after this.”
Steph made sure to explain what really happened between Steve Kerr and Jordan Poole ???? pic.twitter.com/s0noDG0ahc
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 21, 2023
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High School Sports | Dublin turns back Granada, stays tied atop EBAL standings with two games left
DUBLIN — With Dublin’s advantage over Granada down to one point late in the third quarter Saturday night, Donovan Cooks did what seniors aim to do on Senior Night.
He took charge.
Cooks scored on a three-point play. He followed that with another basket.
Then, as time was about to expire to end the period, he launched a 3-pointer from the top of the arc.
Yes, it was that kind of game for the bearded guard.
Cooks finished with 25 points as Dublin — ranked ninth by the Bay Area News Group — held off eighth-ranked Granada 67-60 in East Bay Athletic League play.
The Gaels improved to 17-7 overall and 6-1 in the league.
Granada dropped to 16-7, 3-4 after losing its third consecutive EBAL game, all by single digits.
Dublin coach Tom Costello couldn’t say enough about Cooks after his team finished a week that included road games against San Ramon Valley and Amador Valley without a loss.
“Too many to list,” Costello said when asked about Cooks’ contributions. “Leadership, defense, rebounding, high IQ, hits big shots, wants the ball, hits free throws. Everything you can ask for in a guy. This was a great opportunity to honor our seniors tonight because that was a hell of an effort.”Dublin’s Donovan Cooks (32) makes a basket at the buzzer over Granada’s Kevin Grant (30) at the end of the third period of their game at Dublin High School in Dublin, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. Dublin defeated Granada 67-60. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
Even with Cooks’ huge third quarter, which gave the home team a 47-39 advantage, Dublin couldn’t breathe comfortably until the final seconds.
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Just about every game this season between the league’s top seven teams — which obviously includes Dublin and Granada — has been highly competitive.
Saturday was no different.
“We knew our offense was going to come, so we had to stay together on defense, get our rotations right and really focus because they have that big 7-footer,” Cooks said. “We had to really work our butts off tonight.”
That 7-footer, Andrew McKeever, is listed as 6-11 on Granada’s roster.
Not that an inch makes much difference.
The Saint Mary’s-bound center led his team with 28 points, 19 after halftime.
“It’s just hard to guard a center like that,” Cooks said. “He’s a really good player. We give him his props. But we did a job tonight.”Dublin’s Mehki Thomas (3) and Donovan Cooks (32) double team Granada’s Andrew Mckeever (45) during the second half of their game at Dublin High School in Dublin, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. Dublin defeated Granada 67-60. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
Courtney Anderson Jr. finished with 17 points and Mehki Thomas had 15 for Dublin. Both are seniors.
NaVaughn Long scored 18 points and Spencer Langowski added 11 for Granada.
Dublin will enter the final week of the EBAL regular-season schedule tied for first with Dougherty Valley and De La Salle.
Dougherty Valley plays host to De La Salle on Tuesday and visits Dublin on Friday.
Dublin will be at home Tuesday to face Foothill.
“All I am thinking about is Foothill right now,” Costello said.
When Granada won at California on Jan. 20, coach Quaran Johnson made sure to note that the gauntlet was on its way.
It sure was.
Granada lost by two at home to De La Salle on Tuesday, by one at San Ramon Valley on Thursday and now by seven at Dublin.Dublin’s Donovan Cooks (32) goes up for a basket against Granada during the first half of their game at Dublin High School in Dublin, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
As he emerged from the locker room after the latest defeat, Johnson said his team still has high hopes.Related Articles
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“I don’t think it changes the outlook of our team,” he said. “I just think we’ve got to make some adjustments headed into the last week and the EBAL playoffs.”
Saturday, the Matadors were without one of their best players, Salesian transfer Tyler Harris, because of an ankle injury. He suffered the injury before the De La Salle game but tried to keep going.
“We just want him to get healthy so we’ll be at full strength come playoff time,” Johnson added.