Twitter explodes after Jordan Poole’s incredible NBA playoff debut
Steph Curry’s return to the Warriors roster was the story of the day on Saturday, but Jordan Poole stole the show in Golden State’s Game 1 win over the Denver Nuggets.
In his NBA playoff debut at Chase Center, Poole started in place of Curry, who was under a minutes restriction, and finished with a game-high 30 points in the 123-107 win.
Poole’s regular season continued in the first half of the game against the Nuggets as he led all scorers with a spectacular 17 points.
But in the second half, Poole kept shooting, nailing a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter.
Poole’s third quarter party ignited Twitter.
The 22-year-old finished the game 9 of 13 from the field, 5 of 7 from 3-point range and 7 of 8 from the free-throw line.
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Poole was already in line for a huge payday after a sensational third NBA season, but playing so well on the big stage that is the playoffs will cement the idea that the Warriors need to sign him for an extension.