Jordan Poole Reacts to 30-Point Playoff Debut

Jordan Poole had never seen a postseason game until Saturday night but it sure didn’t seem like it.

Jordan Poole finished the regular season by carrying the Golden State Warriors to a playoff berth for the first time in two years.

Saturday night in the 22-year-old’s postseason debut, the Warriors’ third-year guard picked up right where he left off by leading Golden State to a 123-107 win over the visiting Denver Nuggets. With 30 points, Poole is just the third Warriors player in franchise history to reach that mark in his first playoff game.

“I felt pretty prepared,” Poole said after the game. “The coaching staff, they did a really good job getting the game plan up, setting it up. And then we did a really good job as a team going out there and executing.”

Over the course of the last month of the regular season, Poole, who has been starting at point guard in place of the injured Stephen Curry has, in turn, produced Curry-like numbers. Shooting 43-percent from beyond the arc, Poole also averaged 25.5 points in his last 10 games, matching the output of Curry.

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