Damion Lee busts out Dikembe Mutombo finger wag for game-winning free-throws for Warriors
The Golden State Warriors logged another victory on Sunday, defeating the struggling Toronto Raptors, 106-105. Dubs shooting guard Damion Lee played his part in Golden State’s victory, which included a Dikembe Mutombo finger wag as he sank a pair of game-winning free-throws.
With the Warriors down one point with seven second remaining in the game, the Raptors sent Lee to the line after an ill-advised foul. Here’s a look at the key sequence (h/t House of Highlights):
Damion Lee has a chance to win it for the Warriors. 👀 pic.twitter.com/AkrSakXMJL
— House of Highlights (@HoHighlights) January 11, 2021
Lee then went on to make both free-throws, which prompted a bit of smack talking between himself and the Raptors bench:
Two clutch free throws by Damion Lee.
After making the second one — he backs away and wags his finger Dikembe style. The Raptors bench was yelling at him at the line. He shut them up after those two.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) January 11, 2021
Those were Lee’s only free-throws of the evening, and he made sure to make them count. The Warriors were able to hold off a furious Raptors run, as Toronto outscored the Dubs, 33-19 in the final frame.
Stephen Curry had a horrendous shooting night for Golden State, going 2-of-16 from the field and 1-of-10 from rainbow territory for 11 points. The former back-to-back MVP did log nine rebounds, and six assists, while also sinking all six of his free throws to salvage an otherwise atrocious performance.
Despite Curry’s struggles, however, the Warriors still escaped with a victory against the now-2-7 Raptors. Golden State has now managed back-to-back wins after Friday’s victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Warriors now improve to 6-4 as they continue to build on some momentum following a lackluster start to the season. They return to action on Tuesday when they host the Indiana Pacers at the Chase Center.