Omri Casspi told Kevin Durant he was holding him back after MVP chants from Warriors fans
The Israeli international enjoyed a season-best all-around the board, tallying 13 points, three rebounds, two steals, an assist, and a career-high three blocks in a 20-minute outing.
A nifty cutter and witty opportunist, Casspi dazzled with his play late in the fourth quarter, including a three-point play that saw him get showered with love from Warriors faithful chanting MVP through his great run.
“I went to KD at the end in the locker room, I said ‘KD you’re holding me back, bro. They called every bit for me, man,'” Casspi said jokingly after a 125-101 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. “It was just funny.”
“I missed the free throw at the end of that, I couldn’t focus. I was just fun, man.”
The short-handed Warriors struggled to get out of the gate, playing a close affair through the first half, but finally solving the Tom Thibodeau puzzle in the third quarter, where the Wolves let open the flood gates as Golden State exploded for a 44-point quarter.
Casspi’s addition to the team has proven worthwhile as a two-way wing and the depth of this team, as always, can factor in late in the postseason when bodies are tired and contributions are needed at a crucial time.