The Golden State Warriors opened a brand new stadium this season, and even though their team wasn’t as star-studded as the last few years, they were hopeful for the season. That soon changed, after the Warriors were plagued by injuries. In just a few weeks, Curry, Russell, Looney, Evans and Green were sidelined as well. And on top of that the Warriors were still without a win in their new Chase Center.
And so it came to be that the Warriors started yesterday’s game against the Portland Trailblazers with Glenn Robinson III, Willy Cauley-Stein, Ky Bowman, Jordan Poole and Eric Paschall. Poole was a 1st round pick this year, Paschall a 2nd round pick , and Bowman was even an undrafted addition to the team. But for Paschall, this game was his time to shine. On his 23rd birthday, and 7th game ever in the NBA, he scored 34 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. With his help, the Warriors got their first Chase Center win, 127-118.
— Jimmy (@egoture) November 5, 2019
And Paschall’s performance definitely didn’t go unnoticed. The crowd was so hyped up about his performance that Paschall even got MVP chants. As Paschall scored 20 points on Wednesday, 25 on Saturday and 34 on Monday, we’ll have to wait and see what he’ll be able to do in the next Warriors game.
Steph Curry, who was watching the game from home, was also quite impressed and showed that on Twitter.
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) November 5, 2019
But Paschall’s performance got a lot more great reactions from other players, and fans, on social media.
Paschall I’m hearing the MVP chants inside Chase: “That was a little crazy. I’m not going to lie … that was a ‘wow’ moment.”
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) November 5, 2019
Last rookie to put up at least 36 points and 13 rebounds in a game before Eric Paschall tonight? Blake Griffin (via @bball_ref)
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) November 5, 2019
Have yourself a birthday @epaschall !
— Ronnie Lott (@RonnieLottHOF) November 5, 2019
The Warriors, missing $125.9 million worth of salaried players, get their first Chase Center win: 127-118 over the Blazers.
The star: Eric Paschall — 36 points and 13 rebounds from the second-rounder making $898K this season
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 5, 2019
— Lou (@BiigSportsGuy) November 5, 2019
— NBA (@NBA) November 5, 2019