Let no one call Steph Curry a selfish player: The warriors MVP took a momentary timeout — from his own team's timeout huddle in the midst of a game against the Brooklyn Nets — to help a fan win some extra cash. Think of it as an assist.
SB Nation explains the bit of sideshow entertainment at Saturday's game: A woman from the stands was invited to play a life-size skee-ball carnival contest, rolling a ball up a ramp to land it in a basket and win cash prizes. She'd had no luck until Curry — his head covered in a towel — butted into the game and intercepted a ball to make sure it went into the $2,500 bucket. That's teamwork. The score was doubled for the golden ball that went in, and the alley-oop assist was honored as valid.
The moment defined "the lighthearted feel of Golden State’s 112-95 victory over the Nets," the Chronicle surmises. Even without Kevin Durant, who was out with a minor injury, Curry's 27 points, Klay Thompson's 24, and the team's overall efforts bested Brooklyn despite that team's "inspired" performance.
Complete highlight reel from tonight’s win 👀👇 pic.twitter.com/6yyoXdP3Vu— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) February 26, 2017
The win sealed the team's playoff spot, their 5th such season in a row.