Leandro Barbosa Sacrifices Open Layup for a Contested Stephen Curry 3-Pointer

Katie RichcreekFeatured ColumnistMarch 15, 2016

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Why would you take an easy shot when you could pitch it out to Stephen Curry for a contested three-pointer?

That's exactly what Leandro Barbosa did Monday night, sacrificing an open layup to pitch it out to the Baby-Faced Assassin to drain a corner three over New Orleans Pelicans guard Orlando Johnson.

The confidence came out again moments later when the reigning league MVP sank a deep shot from downtown to make it a 94-69 lead to end the third quarter:

We'll just call it birthday behavior (happy 28th, Steph).