Steph Curry drills game-winning 3 to hold off Jazz comeback (Video)


Steph Curry continues to play out of his mind while leading the Golden State Warriors.

The Utah Jazz thought they had a hard-earned road victory over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, but Stephen Curry decided to change that with one clutch 3-point field goal.

It may not have been the final bucket of the game, but it was the one that gave the Warriors the lead back late they never relinquished. Down 116-114, Curry nailed a 3-pointer with 13.4 seconds left in the game to give Golden State a one-point lead. The Warriors went on to win 119-116 at the end of regulation to improve to 36-33 on the season. Curry scored a team-high 36 points.

The Warriors have won three games in a row and are likely bound for the play-in tournament.

Steph Curry is carrying a so-so team into the playoffs

Golden State has three games left in the 2020-21 NBA regular season. The Warriors are 2.5 games back of the Los Angeles Lakers for seventh place, while the only have a half-game lead over the Memphis Grizzlies for ninth place. In all likelihood, the Warriors will have to play the division rival Lakers in the No. 7 vs. the No. 8 play-in game as the lower-seeded team in L.A.

The good news for the Warriors is the No. 7 vs. No. 8 game is not a win-or-go-home scenario. Yes, the winner of that play-in game will advance to the Western Conference Playoffs and be the No. 7 seed. The loser of that contest will face the winner of the No. 9 vs. No. 10 game for the last spot in as the No. 8 seed. Curry is totally capable of taking over in at least one of those two play-in games.

As long as Curry can put up well over 30 points a night, the Warriors can make the NBA Playoffs.



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Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson congratulate Russell Westbrook on triple-double record (Video)


Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson and other NBA legends congratulated Russell Westbrook after the Washington Wizards star broke the NBA’s triple-double record.

On Monday night, Washington Wizards star Russell Westbrook made NBA history, resetting a record that probably won’t be broken for a long time … especially since he has plenty more time to build on it.

Although the Wizards were unable to escape State Farm Arena with a win over the Atlanta Hawks, Westbrook’s 28 points, 21 assists and 13 rebounds marked the 182nd triple-double of his career, which pushed him past Oscar Robertson’s all-time record of 181.

It was only a matter of time before Russ passed the Big O for first place on the NBA’s all-time triple-doubles list, and on Monday night, the Wizards were prepared with a number of video tributes. The best one, however, featured triple-double legends like Robertson, Magic Johnson (third on the all-time list) and Jason Kidd (fourth) congratulating Russ on the monumental achievement.

The video also included LeBron James (fifth on the list), Grant Hill (16th), teammate Bradley Beal, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Wizards owner Ted Leonosis and general manager Tommy Sheppard, as well as Westbrook’s brother, father, mother, wife and kids:

The Wizards had the perfect tribute video ready for Russell Westbrook

The only thing better than making history is being able to share in that moment with your family, friends, teammates, peers and the icons that came before you. Seeing living legends like the Big O and Magic congratulate Russ on carving out his own place in NBA history is awesome, no matter what you think of Westbrook’s impact on winning or what his legacy will be once his playing days are over.

Say what you want about Russ, but this was an incredible achievement, and it was neat to see the extended congratulations come pouring in from his family, the rest of the NBA and especially the Wizards’ sizzle reel:

The Wizards lost on Monday, dropping them to 10th in the Eastern Conference standings after the Indiana Pacers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers. With Bradley Beal currently injured, Washington will probably need Russ to continue to extend his triple-double record as they head toward the play-in games.





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NFL insider thinks it’s a ‘real possibility’ Aaron Rodgers is dealt to Broncos


An NFL insider senses a potential trade brewing between the Green Bay Packers and the Denver Broncos for NFL MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

While Aaron Rodgers remains the franchise quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, the NFL Network’s James Palmer believes it is a “real possibility” Aaron Rodgers is traded to the Denver Broncos this summer.

Palmer looks at what the Broncos have, or frankly, haven’t done, to address the quarterback position. Denver is in great shape against the cap to take on Rodgers’ contract, as the Broncos aren’t paying Teddy Bridgewater or Drew Lock very much at all. The Broncos have plenty of future draft capital. New general manager George Paton used to work in for the rival Minnesota Vikings.

What are the chances the Broncos end up trading for Rodgers before the stat of the season?

Could the Denver Broncos trade for Aaron Rodgers before the start of 2021?

Denver is one of a few teams Rodgers would reportedly be interested in going to. The Broncos have a talented roster that is being held back by sub-par quarterback play. Because they play in the opposite conference, it would certainly make things easier for the Packers to potentially part ways with their talented, but perpetually frustrated superstar quarterback. So it could happen.

However, moving a player of Rodgers’ magnitude will not be easy. Paton and the Denver front office would have to be the aggressors to potentially pull this off. If Rodgers were to go to the Broncos, they could challenge the Kansas City Chiefs right away in the deep AFC West division. As for Green Bay, the Packers would fall out of the NFC playoff picture entirely and begin rebuilding.

If Rodgers is traded this offseason, the likeliest landing spot for him would have to be the Broncos.



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