Warriors’ Stephen Curry hints Pelicans’ sabotage in ‘lights out’ moment
Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry literally shot the lights out versus the New Orleans Pelicans. In a play where Curry was about to shoot a three pointer, the lights suddenly flickered and turned off.
Maybe this was part of the game plan for the Pelicans, as it eventually did work as they defeated the Warriors on Tuesday. Jokes aside, Curry did admit that it became rough for the Warriors after the shot.
Steph on lights stoppage "I hadn't seen that one before. They tried to get me saying I shot it before the lights went out but it's a weird situation because we were flowing a little bit … after that it was kind of a rough offensive situation but a tough game all the way around"
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) May 5, 2021
In Curry’s defense, this three pointer (if counted) would have been big for the Warriors, who would have extended their lead to nine points late into the third quarter. They ended up losing to the Pelicans by five points. The Baby Assassin finished the game with 37 points in 37 minutes as he continues to will his team to at least make it to the play-in tournament this season. The Warriors are tied with the Memphis Grizzlies for the eighth seed in the competitive Western Conference.
The lights went out during the Warriors-Pels game 😅
Steph wanted his shot to count pic.twitter.com/0bzcmfD9ka
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 5, 2021
The offense of the Warriors has been dependent on Curry throughout the season, especially with Klay Thompson sidelined to injury. The two-time MVP is having one of, if not his best regular season performance in his career. He’s notched multiple records this season, including passing Wilt Chamberlain as the number one scorer in Warriors history.
The up-and-down Warriors need to win their next couple of games to at least have a comfortable spot for the play-in tournament. Luckily for Curry and company, they’ll be going up against the Oklahoma City Thunder twice in the next coming days followed by the Utah Jazz, who they defeated in February.