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“I played like trash”- Stephen Curry Reacts to His Game Against LA Lakers as He Records a Triple Double

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Golden State Warriors snatch an early win over LA Lakers on the opening night of 2021-22 NBA season. In an unbelievable victory over LeBron James and the Lakers, Stephen Curry recorded a triple-double. However, the stars of the night for the Warriors were Jordan Poole and  Nemanja Bjelica. 

Although Golden State started the game with a commanding lead they lost it in the first quarter and did not regain it until the 8-minute mark in the fourth. At one point in the third quarter, it looked like the Warriors were never going to bounce back from the double-digit deficit. Stephen Curry was struggling from the field shooting 5-21 and 4 turnovers. 

But as foreshadowed in the preseason, Jordan Poole and Nemanja Bjelica stepped up big time and cut the deficit to take the lead. Even though Curry struggled from the scoring end he made up for it by playmaking and rebounding. 

With 21 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 3 steals Stephen Curry recorded his first triple-double since January 22 2016. He acknowledged the poor efficiency tonight in the courtside interview after the game. 

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Jordan Poole and Nemanja Bjelica stepped up when Stephen Curry struggled

Jordan Poole is on pace to have a MIP season under the leadership of Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. The young guard out of Michigan was the second-leading scorer for the Golden State Warriors tonight with 20 points. It was Poole who cut the lead late in fourth and helped the Warriors take the charge. 

His exceptional performance in the preseason is why the Warriors went 6-0. Poole is proving to be a two-way guard for the team stepping into Klay Tompson’s shoes. He earned his spot on the starting lineup and if Jordan continues to perform in this manner he will definitely win the most improved player award this season. 

33-year old forward Nemanja Bjelica is another reason why Golden State won the season opener against LA Lakers. He concluded the game with 15 points on 85.7% FG and 11 rebounds. He came up big in crucial moments and ensured the W. 

LeBron James and Anthony Davis combined for 67 points albeit in a loss. in his 19th year in the NBA James is playing on an elite level. He started the game going 6-6 from the field and 2-2 beyond the arc. The rest of the Lakers roaster, however, scored only 47 points which is concerning. Russell Westbrook’s debut in the Staples centre was underwhelming as he scored 8 points on 4-13 shooting with 4 turnovers.

These teams will face each other 3 more times in the regular season and hopefully in the playoffs as well. 

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