Paschall leads Warriors to victory over Blazers, 127-118

The Warriors' rookie exploded for 34 points and 13 rebounds

Matthew Ashlock
November 04, 2019 - 10:24 pm

It’s Eric Paschall’s world, and we’re all just living in it.

The 41st pick in the 2019 NBA draft just led the Warriors to an unexpected victory against Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.

On his 23rd birthday, Paschall made a statement to the 29 other teams in the NBA: You will regret passing on me. He exploded for 34 points and 13 rebounds on 11-of-19 shooting, and a perfect 10-of-10 on FTs.

The last Warriors rookie to have back-to-back 25 point games? Some guy named Stephen Curry, you might have heard of him.

He even received some MVP chants from the Chase Center crowd late in the fourth quarter:

Paschall wasn't the only Warrior to step up their game tonight.

Ky Bowman, making just his second NBA start, had a career high 19 points and dishing 8 assists. Replacing 2x MVP Stephen Curry is no easy task, but Bowman has stepped up to the plate so far with confidence and poise.

The Warriors had six players score in double-digits tonight. One of those six was rookie Jordan Poole. He scored 16 points, but it did take 16 shots.

But that doesn't matter, because look at this nasty step-back three over Damian Lillard:

This win brings the Warriors to 2-5 on the season. They will play next on Wednesday in Texas against James Harden, Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets. Tip-off is at 4:30pm, coverage begins at 3:00pm only on 95.7 The Game.

 

 

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