Curry drains off-balanced 3 to beat the buzzerWith time winding down in the third quarter, Steph Curry puts up a 3-point shot and drills it as the buzzer sounds.
LOS ANGELES — After spending the better part of the season’s first two weeks in an extended slumber, the Golden State Warriors woke with a vengeance on Monday night with a 141-113 blowout of the Clippers at Staples Center. The win was the Warriors’ 11th consecutive over the Clippers.
On Monday, the Warriors’ true shooting percentage topped 70 in the first half, when they seized control of the game, despite draining only 5 of 13 attempts from beyond the arc.
Curry’s long-standing mastery of the Clippers continued, displayed most brutally in the third quarter, when he unloaded for 15 points, including a quartet of bombs from beyond the arc. Kevin Durant and Green assembled efficient evenings, with 19 and 16 points respectively, as well as a bundle of rebounds and assists.
It featured highlight after highlight with both teams swinging for the fences on every drive. At the end of the game, rookie Deshaun Watson was the first player in NFL history with at least 400 passing yards, four passing touchdowns, and 50 rushing yards in a game. And he did it against the vaunted Seattle defense.
But when the Texans went conservative with less than two minutes to play and didn’t get a first down, it gave Russell Wilson another chance to lead the Seahawks to victory and he pulled it off with a three-play, 80-yard drive that sealed the win.
Here are four reasons why the game on Sunday was about as ridiculous as football gets:
Both the Texans and Seahawks entered Sunday with top-10 pass defenses. But both gave up more than 400 yards to the opposing quarterback.
Wilson finished with the most at 452 yards, including the 80 he tacked on in a 78-second drive that gave the Seahawks the win. But Watson was up to the test too with 402 yards.