Warriors’ Curry says ‘night night’ before dagger 3 even hits net

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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry reacts after hitting a triple against the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center on May 20, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

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Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry fathered the visiting Dallas Mavericks in San Francisco on Friday night. He put them to bed, he tucked them in and he even remembered to say “night night” just before a dagger three-pointer hit the bottom of the net in the closing minutes of a wild 126-117 come-from-behind win for the Dubs.

With 1:01 to play in the game and the shot clock winding down, Klay Thompson drove to the bucket and then whipped a pass cross-court to Curry, who sidestepped a hard-charging Luka Doncic. Curry then rose up, blasted a three-pointer from deep and could be seen on a TNT replay saying “night night” before the ball even touched nylon.

The three sent Chase Center into an absolute frenzy, and had Curry once again breaking out his feigned sleeping celebration, resting his cheek against his hands as he did on more than one occasion against the Denver Nuggets in the first round.

The dagger put the Warriors up 122-112 and gave them all the cushion they’d need to take a 2-0 series lead, despite trailing by as much as 19 points in Game 2.

Curry, who had 20 points in the first half, chipped in 12 more in a relatively quiet second that saw him hit just one of three shots from behind the arc. That one, though, turned out to be the loudest shot of the night for the Dubs, who now travel to Dallas looking to go up 3-0 Sunday at 6 pm PT.

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