Brooklyn Nets forward Royce O’Neale has had big moments throughout this season for Brooklyn. In Sunday’s 120-116 win over the Golden State Warriors, O’Neale had 13 points, including a clutch three with 28.5 seconds left in the game.
While O’Neale will probably never score 30 points for the Nets, he has been crucial for Brooklyn in games like Sunday at Golden State when the Nets were down big and needed someone to step up and be a steady presence on the floor. O’Neale has been one of the team’s best shooters this season and he has been relied upon to provide big defensive stops when the moment calls for it.
On Sunday, O’Neale was needed to provide good defense on Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins (combined to shoot 6-of-26 from the field) and make big shots like the one he made at the end of the game to seal the win. O’Neale spoke postgame about what the Nets did to complete the comeback against the defending champs:
“I think just us being solid. We had a game plan that, we just know how to execute from the beginning all the way to the end. Tough team to play. And, I think us just being locked in on the defensive end, knowing we had to get stops. Being down and on the offensive (end), creating open shots for each other.”