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Stephen Curry Looking Powerless in Dying Seconds vs Luka Doncic’s Mavs Leaves “Warriors Fans Crying”

Published 11/30/2022, 5:10 AM EST

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A traveling violation, a.k.a. travel, is usually given to a player on two counts: if the player holds the ball for too long and if they illegally move their feet, then that would constitute a violation. This penalty ensures that the players keep dribbling the ball, and there is a fluid flow to their movements as well. Notably, several travels were called in tonight’s game between the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks. But it seemingly affected Stephen Curry the most.

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In the final minute of the game, Stephen Curry was whistled for a travel. Curry, as always, was trying to take control of the game by either tying the game or taking the lead. He was seemingly looking for a winning shot. Unfortunately for him, the referee blew the whistle. The reason: Curry changed his feet to go for a step-back three.


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Many debated the judgment of the call. While some challenged the decision, many agreed with the call. The latter group of people chimed in by saying “all the Warriors fans crying” following the call.

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During the post-game media interactions, Stephen Curry spoke about the play. He said it was “dumb” of him and he was “confused” about the score and the tally. He admitted he wanted to go for a hero shot. However, Curry didn’t think his play triggered a violation. “But who am I to say?“, added Curry.

Coach Steve Kerr gives his take after Mavs beat Stephen Curry and co.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was alright with Curry’s travel call, so long as they were consistent. He acknowledged that the league has been making emphasis on many regulations. But according to him, if these plays generated such violations, he said that the referees would need to call them now and then. “It happens 30 times a game, guys change pivot feet.”


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Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks won the game against the Golden State Warriors with a 116-113 final score. The Dallas Mavericks ended their losing streak with Luka Doncic contributing 41 points on the night.


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Stephen Curry scored 32 points and was called for traveling with 10 seconds remaining. It was in fact the 10th travel call in the whole game.


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Written by:

Rekha Joly


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Rekha Joly is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She earned a triple major in English, Journalism, and Psychology from St. Joseph's College, Bangalore.
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Veer Badani