One of the best moments of this forgettable Warriors’ season happened in Game No. 7.
Rookie Eric Paschall celebrated his 23rd birthday on Nov. 4, 2019 by scoring 34 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in the Warriors’ 127-118 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
It was a bright spot for a team that left the arena that night 2-5 on the season and would post just 13 more wins before the season was suspended due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
During an Instagram Live “Ask Me Anything” interview with 95.7 The Game’s Whitley Sandretto, Paschall was asked for his favorite moment of this season.
“Definitely my game on my birthday,” Paschall said. “I mean, can’t complain about that day, I had 34 points, so I would definitely say that was my favorite game.”
Eric Paschall says scoring 34 points on his birthday was favorite moment of his rookie season.
He also said the MVP chants from Warriors fans that night was a “Whoa” moment.
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That was the coming out party for the No. 41 overall draft pick.
Fans at Chase Center were chanting “MVP” for the rookie in his seventh game. It was a surreal moment for Paschall.
“That was probably one of the wildest things ever,” Paschall said. “Again, a rookie, it’s like, what was that, my fourth or fifth game? I don’t know. It was very early and I’m getting MVP chants. I was like ‘Whoa. This is a little crazy.’ But it was cool. Again, I feel like Dub Nation has the best fans in the country, so I’m not complaining about it at all.”
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For the Warriors, it was mostly a lost season chalked up to major injuries to two superstars. But the development of Paschall is why it wasn’t a completely lost season.
Warriors’ Eric Paschall recalls ‘Whoa’ moment of strong rookie season originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area