Explain One Play: Stephen Curry does splits with Jordan Poole on the way to 41 points

You know Poole is really a Steph disciple by how hard he screens

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A look at the final preseason tuneup where Stephen Curry got some stretching in and dropped a casual 41 points in 30 minutes. I was wanting to focus on how Steph and Jordan Poole worked together. There was a lot to like, as we’ll see Poole running the classic Steve Kerr split cuts with Steph, sometimes playing the role of Klay Thompson and otherwise keeping the flow of the motion offense going, giving the team a solid structure to create shots for Steph as well as letting Steph improvise his usual jaw dropping shots and plays off the dribble.

Also co-starring Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins, and Kevon Looney from 2021.10.15 POR-GSW.

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