I Know Everything - Chapter 581
Chapter 581: Breaking Records.
The Golden State Warriors weren’t a bunch of vegetarians.
During the next possession, Chen Huan clearly pushed Klay back to the side lane but he still made a beautiful pass and a couple moves later, it ended up in Curry’s hands.
Curry held his breath and accurately hit the three pointer even when Kobe jumped up to contest it.
Then the referee whistled a foul.
Kobe hit the hand and it was a foul.
It was a three point and one.
Curry easily made the free throw.
Just like that, the leading team changed again.
This time when Chen Huan received the ball from the baseline, nobody came to defend him from there.
The closest to him was Draymond Green who was at the centerline.
The remaining four stood at their half and waited for the Lakers players to come.
The hardest offense to execute was when everyone was at their poste.
Fighting for a good spot would consume a lot of energy from both teams.
That was how the Piston won their championship.
When Curry scored, the other four players ran back to defense and didn’t give any opportunity for the Lakers to initiate a fast break.
After all, in the previous games, Chen Huan lightning fastbreak had become one of the team’s fortes.
But Chen Huan didn’t mind.
He quickly advanced and passed by Draymond with a quick crossover.
Then Barnes came to defend him but he did a step back and spin to also pass him.
However, Draymond was once again in front of him.
So Chen Huan didn’t even hesitate as he passed the ball to Kobe.
The Black Mamba took the ball and cut in.
Curry couldn’t defend Kobe and just tried to hinder him a bit before he was dusted by Kobe.
But Kobe couldn’t go through Klay and Bogut’s defense.
So he could only pass the ball.
When Iverson got the ball, he encountered Draymong who clung to him from behind and tried his best to steal the ball away.
Iverson didn’t back down as he leaned back toward Draymond before trying to lay the ball into the basket.
Andrew Bogut rushed over and blocked the shot as he shot the ball away.
The bouncing ball unexpectedly bounced to Chen Huan who already came up to the free throw line.
Curry, who came to get the ball, spread his hands and stopped Chen Huan’s advance without any hesitation.
It could be seen that the Warriors were committed to their defensive scheme as well as their offensive scheme, nobody was bigger than it was.
Even the superstar Curry gave his all.
It would be hard for a team like that to not do well.
At the same time as Curry intercepted Chen Huan, Bogut already took his position with eyes fixed on him as he swore he wouldn’t let him get inside and score.
But what nobody expected was that Chen Huan instead of rushing toward the basket, he took two steps back.
And exited the three point line.
Curry’s eyes flashed and he rushed toward Chen Huan to contest the shot but it was already too late.
Chen Huan was already in his standard shooting posture.
Nothing but net!
Chen Huan scored his second three pointer!
The score immediately changed to 8:7!
The fans in the arena once again clapped and cheered for Chen Huan.
People said Chen Huan couldn’t shoot three before he shot two of them tonight and it was 100FG%!
This made everyone realize that it wasn’t that Chen Huan couldn’t shoot three before but he just thought it was unnecessary!
Now, he unlocked his three point skills and directly dropped two of them!
O’Neal turned speechless.
Barkley naturally followed with, “How is it? Shaq, do you think Chen Huan’s response is good enough? Can his three pointer match Curry?”
“It’s only been two minutes, what are you getting excited for?” O’Neal still refused to admit being wrong.
“Let’s keep watching then!” Barkley said.
The two teams battled for the remainder of the game and it was very hard-fought.
Chen Huan made another three 3 pointers and made 5 out of 7 shots for a field goal % of 71.4%, which was amazing.
But the Golden State Warriors also didn’t back down as Curry made 4 out of his 8 three point shots so scored 12 points!
However, Kobe and Iverson also played this quarter completely thanks to consuming the decoction made by Chen Huan. The both of them worked with Chen Huan like fish in the water as the trio worked well and joined force to score 43 points, taking over all of the Lakers scoring.
The Warriors had the same firepower as they scored 40 points, just three points less.
This was also their smallest difference since the start of the playoff.
Previously, they would usually lead by 10 points at the end of the first quarter.
However, this was exactly what made this game fun.
At the start of the second quarter, the Lakers replaced Iverson and Hibbert with Louis Williams and Clarkson, Kobe was left along with Chen Huan.
This meant more work for the Black Mamba.
The Warriors had the same plan as the Lakers.
They replaced their center Bogut with Iguodala who won the Final MVP last year.
To some extent, apart from their rebounding, their offense became better.
The two teams fought closely in the next five minutes as the point difference remained between 3 and 5 points.
Chen Huan showed his true power now.
People once again saw Chen Huan’s mad dog-like mentality.
Chen Huan was everywhere whether it was on defense or offense.
Especially on the offensive end as Chen Huan repeatedly got on the free throw line as he continued to attack the Warriors’ defense.
No matter which player was defending him, none of them could deal with Chen Huan’s powerful strength and would be out of breath and tiring only after a few possessions.
The main players from the Warriors had to get benched to rest for the remaining three minutes of the second quarter so they had to field up two centers and concentrate on defense.
However, Chen Huan didn’t try to cut into the basket now.
Only Chen Huan remained on the court with Kobe and Iverson out.
He would receive a pass from Louis Williams and fire three pointers one after another.
In those three minutes, he shot 8 threes and made five of them!
Adding those that he made during the first quarter, he made 10 threes in the first two quarters!
Chen Huan broke the record set by Deron Williams a few years ago who made 9 threes in one half of a game.
And he was only three threes away from breaking the record set by Kobe and Marshal of 12 threes in a single game.
With the current trend going, that record was basically as good as broken.
The gap between the two teams widened in the three minutes as Chen Huan pulled his team ahead by 16 points, which irritated the Warriors players.
But they just didn’t have the energy.
Both Curry and Klay already played for 20 minutes continuously and even though they were in their twenties as well as being in their peak physical condition, they still couldn’t hold out for that long.
Being tired was a part of the game but Chen Huan was just abnormal.
He relied on his physical strength to keep dribbling around, play pick-and-roll and dunk.
Every player in the Warriors had been torched by him.
Resisting him would consume a lot of their stamina so they had to rest since they were exhausted.
They thought they would be able to recover well with the 15 minutes breaks at half time but the gap widened to 16 points, which made them nervous.
This game wasn’t easy!
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