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The Rush: Steph Curry crumbles under the Sun, Phoenix extends win streak to 17

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Steph Curry had one of the worst games of his career in the Warriors’ loss to the Suns, as Phoenix extended its win streak to 17 games, LeBron James is out indefinitely after entering COVID health and safety protocols, the Nets fend off a huge Knicks comeback in a New York classic, details of Brian Kelly’s Notre Dame exit leak… and it ain’t pretty. Plus, have you ever wondered what would happen if you accidentally texted a celebrity? A group of Michigan ninth graders did just that… and ended up with the FaceTime of a lifetime.

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- There's Paul. Oh, flurry. It moves. Little spin. And he knocks down the jump shot, Chris Paul.

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JARED QUAY: Last night, the two teams with the best records in the NBA went at it in Phoenix, and it was a tight contest throughout--

- --on the breakaway. Oh, oh.

JARED QUAY: --until the Suns pulled away in the fourth quarter.

- Paul. Corner on his back. Finds Shemet, dagger. Yes.

JARED QUAY: Listen, when the Warriors have 22 turnovers and Steph Curry went a career-worst 4 for 21 shooting, you know Golden State ain't winning that game. Phoenix extended their winning streak to a franchise record-tying 17 games but lost Devin Booker to a hamstring injury in the process.

- Not good.

JARED QUAY: There is all kinds of drama in the Western Conference these days like LeBron James entering COVID protocols yesterday.

- When will it end?

JARED QUAY: It will end when the majority of the population gets vaccinated.

- If you catch my drift.

JARED QUAY: Thankfully, LeBron is vaccinated. So if he did test positive, he can return as soon as he has two consecutive days of negative test. 2021 hasn't been too kind to LeBron either. Between injuries, suspension, and now this?

He's missed almost half of the Lakers games this season. But you want to know who's missed every game this season? Kyrie Irving.

- You know.

JARED QUAY: Kyrie was not in the building when the Knicks and the Nets went at it in the Barclays Center last night. And you want to know what? The Nets didn't need him.

- He got to throw it right into the middle. Fournier. Good if it goes. And Brooklyn holds on to win.

JARED QUAY: Well, the Knicks overcame a 16-point deficit and the Nets won only by two free throws. So in other words, it was close as hell, man. So they probably could have used them. But when you got James Harden just two assists short of a triple-double--

- Oh, Hardin.

JARED QUAY: --and KD throwing daggers like this--

- Durant for the win.

JARED QUAY: Hoo, hoo. I think it's safe to say the Nets are in good hands. We can spend the end of today's show talking about how Brian Kelly dropped Notre Dame so fast for LSU in the most selfish showing this weekend. And Riley did it 24 hours earlier, but I want to get your day started on a positive note.

Ninth-grade basketball players in Pontiac, Michigan accidentally added the wrong number into their group chat, in that wrong number belonged to who? Tampa Bay Buccaneers corner Sean Murphy-Bunting. These savvy kids weren't about to take his word for it, you know, stranger danger, so Sean FaceTimed their group chat and blew their mind.

Murphy-Bunting passed the phone to Gronk, [INAUDIBLE], Richard Sherman, and the GOAT himself, Tom Brady. Look at this kid's shocked face. You know, that's the best?

Look, before bed tonight, I'm gonna pray to the good Lord above that I accidentally text the wrong number and she's like, hey, it's Beyoncé. Who are you? And I'm like, what? This ain't Beyoncé. And she's like, I'll prove it. I'll sing for you.

I'm like, no, no, FaceTime me. She'd go, I would, but I'm about to get in the shower. And I'll say, that's cool. It's cool. You can do that. But, I mean, still, you know, FaceTime.