Tristan Thompson Was Feeling Himself A Bit Too Much Against Sixers, Tries Steph Curry-Type Play, Fails Horribly
Tristan Thompson all of the sudden has a three-point shot in his game, at least he thinks he does.
As the Cavaliers took on the Sixers on Tuesday night, Thompson managed to hit his first two three-point shot attempts of the night and was clearly feeling himself. With Cleveland holding a five-point lead with under three minutes left in the game, Thompson had to backtrack and retrieve a bad inbound pass and all of the sudden turned into Steph Curry.
The vintage behind the back and spin moves we’ve grown accustomed to seeing from Curry were pulled off pretty well by Thompson with Ben Simmons draped all over him, but the shot which he pulled off with four seconds still left on the shot clock? Yeah, not so much.
This sequence is a pretty strong representation of the 4-6 Cavaliers. They also didn’t score again in this game as they fell to Philadelphia 98-97. It was all downhill after Thompson decided to chuck up that three.
Thompson has attempted a three-pointer in just three of his 10 games played this season and credit to him, he’s shooting 50% from deep on the year.
The big man out of Texas is having a strong year for Cleveland averaging 16.5 points per night and is averaging the second-most rebounds on the team with 11.4 per contest.
Thompson trying to insert a three-point shot into his repertoire isn’t a bad idea, but right now I think it’s safe to say he needs a little more time in the gym before he pulls off Curry-esque sequences like we saw against Philly.