Explain One Play: Steph Curry dominates LeBron and Westbrook down the stretch without scoring
All the way to a triple double, with lots of help from his teammates
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This is a video analysis of the last 6 minutes of the thrilling 2021.10.19.GSW-LAL game.
Steph Curry had a frustrating game that ended with his cathartic yells at the Staples Center crowd. The Lakers defense keyed in on Steph this whole game. And they sent two players, three players shadowing him. So it was hard for Steph to get any kind of rhythm and he shot pretty badly, but he's still was useful through his good passing, play-making and screening, all the way to a triple double.
Down the stretch in winning time, Steph managed to dominate the game without scoring and created the advantages that his teammates translated to baskets and a great win.
Co-starring: Nemanja Bjelica, Draymond Green, Damion Lee, Andrew Wiggins, plus LeBron James and Anthony Davis being pissed at Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony.
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I say some version of the same thing every time one of these E1P videos drops. But it's always true. These are outstanding and a huge blessing to the passionate fan who doesn't have this kind of 'insider' knowledge about the game. I still can't see it (most of the time) in live-action, but I just love the combination of basketball acumen, a teacher's sensibility that is never condescending, and good-natured humor. I'm watching on YouTube, liking, and commenting on them all. Thanks for the effort, Eric.
Loved the E1P as always. What makes this one better is included commentary on in-game mannerisms of players.
And Andre is doing "WGBC WGBC WGBC" dance.