Explain: Warriors spring surprise 3-2 zone on Kawhi Leonard Clippers, seal big comeback
ho hum another massive comeback without Steph against a playoff rival
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The Golden State Warriors blew open their game with the Los Angeles Clippers on 2023.03.02 by springing a surprise 3-2 zone defense. This put the finishing touch on a huge comeback from a halftime double digits deficit.
Co-starring Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, Kevon Looney, Donte DiVincenzo. Celebrations by Gary Payton II, Stephen Curry and Moses Moody. With Kawhi Leonard, Mason Plumlee, Norman Powell, and Terence Mann.
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At 2:34 in the video there's a defensive possession with Loon at the top of the 3-2 zone and Poole at one of the low spots. Do you think that was intentional because Plumlee was at the top? Or was it just early offense scrambling that got everyone out of position?
I think Divencenzo’s raised arms wasn’t a premature ejubulation, but rather him trying to look big because he thought Poole was a mountain lion.