Jonathon Simmons sends the internet crazy with two highlight plays vs. Golden State

Published Add your comment

Football News

It seems the San Antonio Spurs did not read the script. The five-time champions arrived in Golden State, wreaked havoc, destroyed the Warriors by 29 points and headed to Sacramento leaving Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Co with more questions than answers.

Nobody expected the Warriors to give up 129 points at home, nobody expected the Warriors to start 0-1 for the first time since 2011, and nobody expected Jonathon Simmons to show out with 20 points off the bench.

Simmons averaged just six points per game in his 55 outings last season but contributed heavily off the bench as San Antonio's rotation unit outscored Golden State's 54-16.

The 27-year-old produced two fantastic highlight plays that have been sending social media crazy all morning.

His first was a chase-down block on Stephen Curry, reminiscent of LeBron James' historic stuff in game seven that would have brought back some extremely painful memories for the point guard and those involved with the Warriors.

His second was a huge posterizing dunk on JaVale McGee that welcomed the center to his new team in emphatic style. It was the icing on the cake in a smash-mouth performance by the Spurs that saw them dominate every facet of the game.

With just seconds left in the encounter, Simmons burst past rookie Patrick McCaw and dunked over McGee. For those left in the Oracle - there weren't many - it was the final brutal nail in the coffin.

Simmons will be hoping this was his breakthrough game - but if not, it is certainly one for the ages.

San Antonio Spurs
Southwest Division
Western Conference

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again