Jordan Bell misses wide-open dunk, but at least he jumped high enough

Another Game 3, another egregious missed dunk by the Golden State Warriors.

With the Warriors trailing the Trail Blazers 65-73 midway through the third quarter of Saturday’s Western Conference finals game, Jordan Bell had an opportunity for a fast break dunk with no one in front of him.

Unfortunately for the second-year forward, his jam was too strong and the ball clanged off the back iron.

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Despite the missed opportunity, the Warriors were still able to storm back in the third quarter after a double-digit halftime deficit to take a 82-79 lead going into the fourth quarter.

In Game 3 of the Warriors’ last playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Stephen Curry missed a wide-open dunk in the final seconds of overtime that sealed a Warriors loss.

Curry’s issue was that he didn’t jump high enough, so at least Bell can say that wasn’t the issue here.

Aside from the missed dunk, Bell continued his stretch of solid play off the bench for the Warriors. The Oregon product scored six points, grabbed two rebounds and distributed two assists in 13 minutes of play in the first three quarters.

In Game 2, Bell scored 11 points in 14 minutes of action.

Eric Ting is an SFGATE staff writer. Email him at eric.ting@sfgate.com and follow him on Twitter

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