Warriors smash Wizards, pay homage to Jordan Poole's return
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES JP!
Poole Party back!
The Golden State Warriors had a homecoming of sorts for beloved former Dub Jordan Poole, as they overcame the visiting Washington Wizards 129-118 in Chase Center.
Poole scored 25 points of 7-of-21 shooting from the field, 3-of-12 from beyond the arc. It must have been very familiar for him as a former champion in the Golden Empire to witness what he saw last night:
A close halftime game turned into a blowout after a devastating 3rd quarter GSW run. Poole’s Wizards trailed 63-61 after two quarters, but after Golden State drowned them with a 38-22 3rd quarter run, the fourth quarter was a mere formality.
There was also a beautiful performance from the Splash Bros who both played for only 27 minutes each and combined for 50 points on 12-of-23 shooting from beyond the arc. Stephen Curry in particular was brilliant to watch, hitting some high degree of difficulty shots to remind Poole of what the golden standard is.
There was also scintillating performances from young Warriors that set the Dub Nation crowd on fire. Poole often filled that role before, dazzling the crowd with performances that filled the fans with hopes for a bright future. This time around it was Jonathan Kuminga and Trayce Jackson-Davis who did their thang
Kuminga scored 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting filling in for Draymond Green, playing with a downhill force that repeatedly put the Wizards in trouble.
And the rookie TJD? Hehehehe. He had 10 points, 15 rebounds, and 3 assists off of the bench!
Two-timelines ain’t dead!
Oh snap, there’s a fresh game in a couple hours!
WHO: Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers
WHEN: Saturday, December 23rd, 2023 // 5:30pm PST