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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.

Video Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- Here's Paul. Oh, a flurry of moves, little spin. And he knocks down the jump shot, Chris Paul.

- 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 break away. Oh-ho.

- --until the Suns pulled away in the fourth quarter.

- Paul, Porter on his back. Finds Shamet. Dagger. Yes.

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

- Not good.

- There is all kinds of drama in the Western Conference these days. Like LeBron James entering COVID protocols yesterday.

- When will it end?

- It will end when the majority of population gets vaccinated.

- If you catch my drift.

- Thankfully, LeBron is vaccinated. So if he did test positive, he can return as soon as he has two consecutive days of negative tests. 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 why?

- 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.

- Got to throw it right into the middle. Fournier.

[BUZZER SOUND]

- Good if it goes. And Brooklyn holds on to win.

- 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 him. But when you got James Harden just two assists short of a triple double--

- Oh, Harden.

[CHEERING]

--and KD throwing daggers like this--

- Durant for the win.

- --Ooh-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 since Lincoln 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 to their group chat. And 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, Playoff Lenny, Richard Sherman, and the GOAT himself, Tom Brady.

Look at this kid's shocked face. That's the best.

Look, before bed tonight I'm going to pray to the good Lord above that I accidentally text the wrong number and she's like, hey, it's Beyonce. Who are you? And I'm like, what? This ain't Beyonce. And she's like, I'll prove it. I'll sing for you. I'm like, no, no, FaceTime me. She go, I would, but I'm about to get in the shower. And I'll say, it's cool. It's cool. You can do that. But, I mean, still, you know, FaceTime.