Monday, April 29, 2013

Scott Machado Makes NBA Playoff Debut

Scott Machado's jersey hangs from Golden State locker room shortly before Warriors' 115-101 win over Denver that saw former Iona legend make his NBA postseason debut.  (Photo courtesy of Iona College)

Scott Machado's NBA career may be less than a year old, but after last night, it now includes postseason experience.

After being traded to the Golden State Warriors' developmental league affiliate last month, Machado was signed to a 10-day contract by Golden State three weeks ago.  He rejoined the Warrior roster after guiding the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBDL to a league championship series appearance, one they ultimately lost to his former squad, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, led by former St. John's swingman D.J. Kennedy.

Machado only played three minutes in the Warriors' 115-101 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series last night, a win that gave Golden State a 3-1 series lead.  The former Iona standout, who became the first Gael in nearly two decades to suit up in the NBA when he made his debut earlier in the season for the Houston Rockets, picked up two points and a rebound, making his lone field goal attempt of the night.

The Warriors and Nuggets resume their series tomorrow night, with Game 5 taking place at the Pepsi Center.  Tipoff for the game, which can be seen on TNT, is slated for 8 p.m. Eastern.  A Daly Dose Of Hoops will continue to have information on Machado as he makes his first journey through the NBA playoffs.

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