Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about Thursday morning.
Abby Wambach walks off the pitch for a final time. Abby Wambach on Thursday night played her final game. Wambach didn’t score as she looked winded all night and the US lost 1-0 to China. But none of that mattered as everyone was just there to see one of the greatest players ever, in men’s or women’s soccer, play her final game. It came to an end in the middle of the second half when she was subbed off, leading to this great scene with her teammates.
Stephen Curry can do it all. The Golden State Warriors blew out the Phoenix Suns 128-103 with Klay Thompson going off for 43 points and a triple-double. But it was Curry who stole the show again, and he did it all. He had fancy no-look passes, he had steals and reverse-layups, and when he needed a little extra space to take a 3-pointer, he did the Curry Shuffle and drained it. And to top it off, he did all of these things in one two-minute stretch of the second quarter.
Kristaps Porzingis is long. In the New York Knicks’ 107-102 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, Porzingis shook off a recent cold stretch by putting his length on display. He started off the night with a 3-pointer that only King Kong could defend. Later, after missing a 3-pointer, he nimbly moved through the lane, took a pass, and slammed the ball home with authority. And then there were the blocks. He is tall, and somehow he manages to play even taller.