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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 10:25 am  |  15 responses

Raymond Felton Stopped Stephen Curry When it Mattered Most


For much of last night, Stephen Curry shredded Raymond Felton‘s defense to the tune of 54 points. But with the game hanging in the balance, Felton was able to hang in and make the biggest defensive play. Per the NY Post: “’Everybody was yelling it out,’ said Felton, who came up with the biggest play of the game, blocking Curry before the Knicks went on to a thrilling 109-105 triumph at the Garden. ‘We ran that play at shootaround so we knew it was coming. Tyson [Chandler] was calling it out. The coaches were calling it out.’ Heck, most of the folks in the 19,033 sellout were calling it out. ‘Ray came up with a big play getting the block,’ Carmelo Anthony said. After Felton made like Dikembe Mutombo, Curry said at was a moment he would like to have back. Off the block, the Knicks came down and got a J.R. Smith jumper for the lead they never relinquished. The Warriors didn’t score again. ‘It was a crunch-time shot, I tried to get open, he played good D,’ Curry said. ‘I had an angle on him to get the shot up and he stayed right there with me. Guys are going to make defensive plays. … You can’t do nothing about it. You’d like to have that one back, try to get a shot on the rim at least, but credit to him he played good defense.’”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    Class by Curry

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Curry was lazy on that play. He looked completely gassed.

  • http://SLAMonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    “After Felton made like Dikembe Mutombo” Umm…

  • Redd

    Really Slam? Sounds like a post from a Knicks fan that was upset Curry went to work. Could’ve just mentioned how Curry got stopped and added this on the other story. I’m not taking away anything from Felton that was a great play by him but Slam that’s pathetic.

    But I forget Slam hasn’t mastered the art of paragraphs.

  • danpowers

    that statement demonstrates sportsmenship. kudos for that and his performance.

  • danpowers

    maybe he was just a little fatigued after everything he did b4?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    lol i would assume so.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    co sign

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    poor felton.

  • roscoe

    it was like felton and curry were fighting over the last donut in the box.

    no contest; felton wins.

  • MikeC.

    That was a great game to watch. Curry was bonkers and my Knicks won. I wonder if David Lee would have pushed GSW to a win, or if it would have caused Curry to have a lesser game.

  • DK

    This is one of the worst. Absolute worst. Smdh. He got 50 balled at home.

  • Redd

    And then the rest wasn’t definitely English..could’ve been, but not definitely.

  • Sparker

    ray felton: hero or fat pylon? the evidence would suggest the latter. but then again, I’m not a crack head/ new york basketball fan.

  • Mars

    That was probably the best game seen in a while. Funny thing is when you watch a player go off like that, you forget the other team scored. Knicks matched him for every shot. JR Smith is Mr *quiet-clutch* but Raay did make up for it with that block, cause lord knows it was going in if he didn’t.

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