Jordan Poole certainly knows how to end quarters in style, taking cues from his mentor Steph Curry in the Warriors' 116-101 win over the Houston Rockets on Friday at Chase Center.
With the Warriors up 63-49 as the second quarter expired, Kevon Looney passed the ball to Poole with under five seconds left in the first half.
Taking a few dribbles and passing the halfcourt line, Poole confidently rose up and shot a 3-pointer from more than 30 feet out. The shot was pure, hitting nothing but net as the buzzer rang, and elicited a classic reaction from Curry, who was watching on the Warriors bench.
Seeing the 23-year-old's 3-pointer splash in from way deep, all Curry could do was smile and hold up a 3-point sign on both of his hands as he rehabs from his lower leg injury.
Poole's almost-half-court heave gave him 12 points in the half and, more importantly, a 17-point lead for the Warriors heading into halftime.
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As Golden State continues to find its footing as the 2022-23 NBA season enters its final stretch, the Warriors will need all their players to perform at their best if they want to repeat as NBA champions.
Though Poole hitting near-half-court shots is something the Warriors gladly will take.
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