Wizards 119, Raptors 108
Mavericks 133, Sixers 126
Spurs 110, Pacers 99
Warriors 115, Clippers 91
What went down
There was a time when the third quarter featuring the Golden State Warriors meant armageddon for opposing teams. It’s that short window where the Warriors go on an unstoppable, no-turning-back type of run. They go on a scoring attack fit for a montage in a documentary.
They brought it back for the LA Clippers. Maybe it’s a Kawhi Leonard thing, to get him back for 2019 because it looked like the Warriors—in a rare sighting this season—were playing inspired.
Going into the second half down 11, the Warriors turned on the switch. They went on a 42-16 scoring barrage, led by Jordan Poole’s hot shooting.
Poole scored 22 points in the third quarter alone, outscoring the Clips all by himself.
Jordan Poole showed out in the Warriors W 🎯— NBA (@NBA) March 3, 2023
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Poole finished with 34 points to carry the Warriors but equally impressive was Jonathan Kuminga, who chipped in 19 points. That’s just bad news for the Clippers.
Worse news for everyone else trying to beat Golden State: Steph Curry is set to make a return really soon.
Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving sharing the ball never looked better. The duo combined for 82 points in a win versus the Sixers.
Doncic scored 42 while Irving dropped 40, making the two the first pair of Mavs to score 40 or more in the same game.
Kyle Kuzma is continuing to hold steady for the Wizards, leading the team with 30 points in a win versus the Raptors.
Kuz is the team’s leader in total points this season.
Kyle Kuzma has all 10 of the Wizards points early 👀— NBA (@NBA) March 3, 2023
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Spurs rookie Jeremy Sochan played big against the Pacers with a 22-point, 13-rebound game. It’s Sochan’s first double-double in his career.
What he said
In case we’re wondering how playing with Kyrie Irving is like:
"He's been great... playing with Kai is so easy."— NBA (@NBA) March 3, 2023
Luka and Kyrie are the first duo in Mavs history to drop 40+ in the same game 🔊 pic.twitter.com/V70ofKTAjN
Did you see that?
Here’s a gentle reminder that when Kyrie cooks, he cooks like a master chef:
👨?🍳👨?🍳👨?🍳 https://t.co/iIh1obuek8 pic.twitter.com/8LglNkjBmq— NBA (@NBA) March 3, 2023
Speaking of chef, Steph Curry is about to make a return soon:
Barring injury, Stephen Curry plans to make his return Sunday against the Lakers, per @ChrisBHaynes pic.twitter.com/UPSpmAWe0E— NBA TV (@NBATV) March 3, 2023