SOURCE / CREDIT: News.com / Jaclyn Hendricks, NY Post ans wires
SIDELINED with a knee injury during the NBA playoffs, Steph Curry has taken to Twitter to cheer on his teammates. Unfortunately for the reigning MVP, one of his last shout-outs didn’t exactly go as planned.
Following the Warriors’ victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, giving Golden State a 2-0 series lead, Curry congratulated the squad on social media. But while trying to tag Brandon Rush among several other teammates in the tweet, Curry accidentally included the handle of a spam porn account instead.
Curry deleted the initial tweet — seen above — before he had another go when a follower informed him of the error. It was an easy mistake to make: Rush’s Instagram handle, @Brush_4, is the same handle used by the NSFW Twitter account, which has since been suspended.
Should Curry ride the bench for Game 3, here’s hoping he checks all 140 characters before tweeting.
Earlier in the week, the Warriors rallied from an 11-point deficit and racked up a 34-12 final period to record a 110-99 victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference semi-finals against Portland.
With the Warriors up 2-0, the best-of-seven series moves to Portland for Game 3 on Sunday.
Backup centre Festus Ezeli, who never left the bench in Golden State’s Game 1 victory, was the backbone of a strong defensive effort in the fourth quarter.
He added three hoops as the Warriors outscored the Trail Blazers 34-12 after entering the final period down 87-76.
Portland led 95-94 after a Moe Harkless basket with 5:21 to play. However, by the time CJ McCollum converted the Trail Blazers’ next field goal, a short shot with eight seconds to go, Golden State had run off to a 13-point lead.
Despite missing 13 of his 20 shots, the Warriors’ Klay Thompson led all scorers with 27 points, a majority of which came on five 3-pointers in 14 attempts.
Draymond Green recorded team highs in rebounds (14) and assists (seven) to complement 17 points for the Warriors, who recorded their sixth consecutive double-digit home win over Portland.
Andre Iguodala (15 points), Livingston (14) and Harrison Barnes (13) also scored in double figures for the Warriors, who overcame a cold start to shoot 46.2 per cent from the field.
Damian Lillard had 25 points and McCollum 22 for the Trail Blazers, who shot 44.4 per cent for the game. However, Lillard never scored in the fourth period, and McCollum had only one meaningless hoop in the final 5:51.
In the day’s other match Miami edged out Toronto in overtime 102-96.
The Heat take a 1-0 lead in their series.