Stephen Curry: From doubted to champ, Warriors clinch 8th seed

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Stephen Curry: From doubted to champ, Warriors clinch 8th seed

Stephen Curry: From doubted to champ, Warriors clinch 8th seed

Stephen Curry: From doubted to champ, Warriors clinch 8th seed

The eighth seed was on the line in the final game between the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies. GSW defeated Memphis 113-101 thanks to some outstanding scoring from the former two-time MVP Stephen Curry.

The victory gave the Warriors the eighth seed, and they will now play the yet-to-be-named seventh seed.

To go to Steph and the Warriors’ present location.

Given the numerous changes, including the addition of many young new players, injuries, and various rotations and lineups, it was not an easy task.

The Warriors’ last five years have been a rollercoaster since they quickly moved from one of the best teams to one of the worst.

During the 2018–19 season’s finals, they had injuries that cost them, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson.

And Klay missed two years for rehab while Durant signed with the Brooklyn Nets.

The Warriors had a difficult season in 2019–20 due to inexperienced new players, Steph’s ongoing ailments, and Draymond’s inability to carry the team on his own.

As a result, the Warriors finished with the worst record in the league—15–50.

The 2020–21 campaign was the same

After losing the first two games of the season. For most of the seasons, no more than two victories in a row.

However, this has happened several times.

Due to all of this, many people began to question whether the Golden State Warriors could get even a play-in berth, much less a playoff spot.

Even worse than any other time in the franchise, they fell with a 40-point deficit despite receiving many benefits of the doubt.

In addition, with a new roster and frequent changes, many questioned Stephen Curry’s ability to lead the Golden State Warriors squad.

Stephen Curry: From doubted to champ, Warriors clinch 8th seed
Stephen Curry: From doubted to champ, Warriors clinch 8th seed. Source: Sportsnaut

From the beginning of his basketball career, whether it was in high school or in the NBA, Stephen Curry had doubts.

But disproved everyone with his exceptional shooting skills, which even altered the present-day basketball game.

The person who set numerous records and shattered many others won the NBA title three times and the MVP twice in a row, including one unanimous victory.

He questioned again. Many people believed that Stephen Curry was exposed this year.

But Steph’s incredible shooting skills once again disproved all of his naysayers.

He even shattered some records along the way before defeating Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards to win the season-scoring title.

In today’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies, he won the scoring title in the first quarter and contributed to the Warriors earning the 8th seed in the Western Conference.

Memphis got off to a strong start in the first period

Dillon Brooks makes a pass through Andrew Wiggins and makes a layup to begin the first period.

Wiggins receives a lob from Draymond Green, giving the Warriors their first goal.

With roughly 10 minutes remaining, Kevon Looney’s dunk makes the score 5-2.

With 8:34 remaining, Memphis quickly scores 6 baskets to grab the lead over the Warriors.

Ja Morant then responded following the Green bucket.

followed by Jaren Jackson Jr.’s three-pointer, which gave the Grizzlies a nine-point edge.

The Grizzlies responded to every basket made by the Warriors in the first quarter, giving the Warriors a bad first impression.

With Green’s basket and Juan Toscano’s subsequent Anderson’s three-pointer, it appeared that the Warriors had finally found their groove near the halfway mark of the first quarter.

But the Grizzlies eventually returned to the buckets.

Green’s dunk for the Warriors had the score at 21-15 with 4:19 remaining in the quarter.

The Grizzlies received the bucket immediately away thanks to a reverse jumper from Jonas Valanciunas.

On the opposite end, Stephen Curry drove directly to the rim and made a layup for the Warriors.

With three and a half minutes left in the quarter, he missed a jumper once again to close the gap to two points.

Curry then came back with a step-back three-pointer to answer Morant’s immediate response, pulling the score to 25-24.

Stephen Curry and the Warriors won the 2020–21 NBA scoring crown thanks to the shot.

Valanciunas was then stopped by Steph, keeping the Warriors’ lead at one.

With a little under a minute remaining, Jordan Poole converted a jump shot off a pass from Looney.

As the quarter came to a close, Steph made a layup to give the Warriors their first lead of the game.

In the second quarter, the Warriors take the lead

They finished the first quarter with a 30-29 score.

Memphis’ De’ Anthony Melton made the opening basket of the second quarter.

They were four points behind the Warriors with eight and a half minutes remaining.

The dunk by Kevon Looney gave the Warriors a six-point advantage after Jordan Poole found him.

The Warriors then took a nine-point lead for the first time in the game after Poole made a step-back three-pointer.

The Warriors, including Stephen, were inspired by this shot.

Then, Memphis’ Kyle Anderson made a jump shot, to which Poole promptly made a jump shot in response.

With little over five minutes remaining in the quarter, the Grizzlies quickly closed the gap to three points.

Immediately after that, they reduced the deficit to one point.

Then Steph made back-to-back layups.

The next point was a three-pointer by Andrew Wiggins.

With about two minutes left in the quarter, the Warriors were ahead by five points as they traded baskets back and forth.

With 1:13 remaining in the period, the Warriors went up by 9 points once more.

The Warriors had a 6-point lead at the end of the second quarter as it finished 49-55.

The third is dominated by the Warriors

The quarter began with a three-pointer from Andrew Wiggins.

Then Steph made a three-pointer on the other end after grabbing the rebound of a missed layup.

The Warriors now lead by 11 points as a result.

Memphis made back-to-back baskets to open a 7-0 run before Andrew missed a three-point attempt off of a pass from Looney.

With 7:39 remaining in the quarter, Curry made a side-step three to make it 58-63.

Following that, he connected on another three-pointer off of Green’s assist.

Following that, Morant threw in the towel, and Steph immediately retaliated with a floater.

When Curry converted a free throw after drawing a foul, the Warriors led by 16 points with 4:44 remaining in the period.

Memphis trimmed the Warriors’ lead to 13 points, but Curry quickly scored from beyond the arc to extend the lead to 15.

Poole’s three-pointer from the corner saw the period come to a finish with a score of 69-86.

Memphis comes close to a turnaround

With a jump shot from Brooks and a layup on the following possession, Memphis opened the fourth quarter.

With 6:32 left in the quarter, Steph makes a three-pointer, but Brooks gets a foul and makes a layup to tie the score at 91.

Green was subsequently fouled by Brooks, giving the Warriors a two-point advantage.

Following then, a basket by Valanciunas once more knotted the score.

With 4:31 remaining in the first half, Memphis took the lead for the first time.

On Steph’s pass, Poole makes a three-pointer, restoring the Warriors’ advantage.

With 3:20 remaining, Wiggins dunks Steph’s missed three-point attempt to make the score 97-100.

Steph increases the advantage to six points this time with a three-pointer.

He makes two more three-pointers immediately after that, giving the Warriors a 12-point advantage with just over a minute to go.

With 9.7 seconds left, Morant makes a three-pointer as a consolation.

The Warriors defeated the Grizzlies 113-101 to win the game and clinch the eighth spot.

Stephen went from having doubts to winning the title

Many believed that the Warriors were doomed and would not be able to advance to the play-in rounds at the beginning of the season.

They even questioned Steph’s legacy, but over the past month, the Warriors and Steph have performed admirably, surpassing all expectations.

They knocked off top seeds from both conferences, secured a play-in spot, set records, and smashed records.

And all of these are attributable to Stephen Curry, a player who many questioned.

He cannot be stopped

He is performing better than ever this season and is on fire.

In the end, tonight, he not only defeated Memphis, but he also won the season-scoring championship, and that was too early in the game.

Curry is the 19th player in NBA history to have won multiple scoring championships

Right after Michael B. Jordan in 1998, Steph became the second player to win the scoring championship after turning 33.

Additionally, he missed an incredible field goal in the season’s final game.

Steph finished the game with a total of 46 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists, and 9 three-pointers.

The Warriors were able to secure the victory with three of these threes in the final minutes of the fourth quarter and four of these threes in the third quarter.

After making three straight three-pointers, he shouted to the Chase Center audience and performed the Baron Davis celebration by lifting his shirt.

For Steph’s last free shots, the Warriors supporter even shouted an MVP chant at the Chase Center.

The Main starters performed admirably

Every other Warrior tonight, excluding Stephen, merited a celebration for their contributions to the victory.

Only eight of the Warriors’ top players, who helped them to the longest winning streak of the season, competed in this game.

Starters did a fantastic job of aiding Stephen.

Among them, Andrew Wiggins recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Draymond Green, a great defender for the Warriors, scored 14 points and contributed 9 rebounds and 9 assists.

His deft play convinced Brooks to commit the sixth foul, which led to his dismissal and allowed Curry to make back-to-back 3-pointers.

Juan Toscano-Anderson stated, “Draymond used his intelligence to turn off that water.

” A wise move is to draw a foul.

Draymond and Steph’s combination was too much for the Grizzlies to handle, even with that clever move.

The Warriors are getting better and better

With 15 points, 3 rebounds, and an assist, Jordan Poole led the Warriors’ bench.

Other Warriors than them also performed well and have made progress in recent games.

Back a couple of months, “we could sense our squad strengthening and uniting,” Kerr added.

“We were aware that things were starting to go our way on the schedule.”

As everyone does every year, Kerr continued.

“We had some very tough patches, but we just felt like if we could stick with it, these last 20 games would be an opportunity for us to make a genuine push.”

With a 39-33 record during the regular season, the Warriors qualified for the play-in tournament in position eight.

They will begin their trip in the NBA’s first-ever play-in round against the 7-seed LA Lakers, who defeated the Pelicans today.

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Memphis, though, needs to win back-to-back elimination games in order to progress to the playoffs

If they defeat the Spurs, they will play either the Warriors or the No. 7 seed Lakers on the road in the next game.

With the help of Jonas Valanciunas and Dillon Brooks’ outstanding shooting, the Grizzlies did all in their power to overcome the Warriors.

At one point in the third quarter, Brooks nearly single-handedly overcame a 17-point hole for the Grizzlies.

He made a driving layup and free throws to knot the game at 91.

But 20 seconds later, he committed his sixth foul, and he made his way to the bench.

In the end, the player had 18 points, 2 rebounds, and 6 assists.

Memphis was led by Jonas Valanciunas, who had a double-double of 29 points and 16 rebounds.

Ja Morant finished with 16 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists.

There were 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists from Jaren Jackson Jr.

10 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists were scored by Kyle Anderson.