The Golden State Warriors won Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals by a final score of 110-99. This win gave them a 3-0 series lead over the Portland Trail Blazers. However, not everything went perfectly for them. Jordan Bell had a lowlight which will almost certainly be found on Shaqtin’ a Fool soon enough.

Now that the game is over, it’s easy to laugh at the play. However, look at the score when it happened. The Warriors were actually down by eight to the Trail Blazers. Had their fortunes continued and they lost, this would be looked at in a different light.

All of a sudden, this would have been viewed as a blown opportunity if the Warriors had lost. This could’ve been the play that turned things around and got the Warriors back into it. It could have been the play that sucked all the life out of the Dubs and energized Portland even more.

Instead, it’s just a funny play that probably won’t gain many headlines after Game 4. Now that the Warriors won, this play will end up having no impact on the series.

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That doesn’t mean it’s not embarrassing for Jordan Bell, though. He can take solace in the fact that he went 3-for-4 on all other field goal attempts in the game and managed to come away with a blocked shot in meaningful minutes which contributed to a second-half rally:

With the Warriors up 3-0, the Trail Blazers find themselves with their backs against the wall. If they lose again in this series, their season is officially over. Jordan Bell, who played college basketball at the University of Oregon, will have played a role in ending Portland’s season, even with this missed dunk.

I think it’s safe to assume Bell and the Warriors would gladly trade a missed dunk for a win any day.