Video: Stephen Curry throws the ball off David Nwaba’s back
When you end the first quarter as poorly as the Golden State Warriors did on Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls, sometimes frustration tends to boil over. That’s exactly what happened with Warriors superstar point guard Stephen Curry when he inbounded the ball with just a fraction of a second left on the clock.
The whole sequence began with the Warriors leading the Bulls 38-36 with roughly 9.2 seconds left in the first quarter. Bulls forward Denzel Valentine got the rebound off of his own missed free-throw and had a putback layup to tie the game. Curry immediately turned the ball over following the Warriors’ inbound pass, and David Nwaba responded with a two-handed dunk just before the end of the quarter to give Chicago the lead.
Curry’s response? Out of frustration, the star point guard threw the ball off of Nwaba’s back since it would’ve been impossible for anyone to get a shot off with 0.1 seconds left on the clock.
A video of the extended play with Curry and Nwaba, which was posted to Twitter by user MarcusD, can be viewed below.
Golden State Warriors get lazy at the end of the first quarter. Bulls take the lead…
Little longer version. Steph tosses ball at David Nwaba. pic.twitter.com/6hnVZQsl1o
— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_) January 18, 2018
The Warriors, who trailed the Bulls 66-63 at halftime, absolutely came out on fire in the third quarter while Chicago’s shooting was ice cold. For the third quarter, Golden State outscored Chicago 32-12 and took a 17-point lead into the final frame.
However, the Bulls battled back in the fourth quarter to get within striking distance of the Warriors. Luckily, Golden State (37-9) was able to hold on at the United Center to a 119-112 win over Chicago, which was the Warriors’ fourth straight win and ninth victory in their last 10 games.