Stephen Curry wasn’t the only player to suffer an impact to his face during his Golden State Warriors‘ 119-112 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. But thankfully for Curry and Warriors fans, his shot to the grill wasn’t nearly as brutal or cringe-inducing as what happened to Bulls point guard Kris Dunn.
Instead of getting a faceful of floor, he got a faceful of NBA basketball—adding yet more pain to the agony of getting his layup attempt absolutely swatted by a 20-year-old rookie, Lauri Markkanen.
Lauri Markkanen blocks it off of Stephen Curry’s head… wrong place wrong time. 😂 pic.twitter.com/LNEjWJUfGf
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) January 18, 2018
By quarter’s end, Curry was steamed. But not all because he got rejected by the Finnish rookie. His turnover in the closing seconds of the first period led directly to a Bulls dunk. With 0.1 second remaining, the point guard followed that play up by chucking the ball at Bulls guard David Nwaba.
A visibly frustrated Steph Curry tossed the ball off David Nwaba’s back at the end of the 1st quarter. pic.twitter.com/x7uJ9aWbEl
— ESPN (@espn) January 18, 2018
Naturally, some fart had something to say about the play on Twitter, and Curry shut him down.
Uhhh. 0.1 seconds on the clock. Pretty smart way to end the Quarter if you ask me. But what do I know? I’d tell the kids to do the same thing.
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) January 18, 2018
Golden State trailed by two after one quarter, but Curry dropped 30 to go with Klay Thompson’s 38 points in the win.