Curry Struggles But Walks Off Rockets, Nets’ Guards Overcome Spurs

Jonathan Grant | January 22nd, 2022

Steph Curry didn’t have his best game of the season on Friday night against the Houston Rockets. Even still, he found a way to send the home crowd home happy. Having made just six of 21 shots from the field, it appeared that the Golden State Warriors might just lose to the young Rockets, but Curry found just enough inspiration for them. With the score knotted at 103 apiece with five seconds remaining, Curry received the ball and worked his way just inside the three-point line before hitting the game-winning walk-off bucket for a 105-103 win. Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins also contributed greatly to the win, combining for 37 between them while Christian Wood led the Rockets, quickly improving, with 19 points in the loss.

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Curry wasn’t happy with his shooting performance despite the buzzer-beater, so we will have to wait and see if this is something that continues moving forward. Elsewhere, a pair of guards were also making an impact as the Brooklyn Nets found a way by the San Antonio Spurs on the road. Kyrie Irving and James Harden took over in the fourth quarter, racking up 26 points between them to see the Nets to a comfortable-looking 117-102 victory. Harden registered 37 points, 11 assists, and ten rebounds overall while Irving dropped 24 points. The Spurs got a fine showing from Dejounte Murray in defeat, as he claimed his ninth triple-double of the season by posting 25 points, 12 rebounds, and ten assists. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t enough to stop his team from losing yet again in from of the home faithful. The Los Angeles Lakers also won on Friday, utilizing LeBron James (who finished with 29 points) as a center for the entire second half as they took down the Orlando Magic on the road. The win has them back at .500 with a 23-23 record thus far.

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