(21-20) Warriors take care of business, beat Rockets; Steph bruises tailbone
Puppies get first positive +/-.
Apricot's In-Game Notes
Thank god, the Puppies are playing against a low-end bench, not three top veteran benches ready to whoop their puppy butts. And a team that won’t mind losing.
I didn’t say Puppies would WIN, it’s just now possible to tell something about them. Only so much you can tell when you’re getting you butt kicked all over the western conference
They recovered well, but hard to ignore them getting vaporized in the beginnings of those quarters
YES IRRATIONAL GOOD FEELING 3
I like how Steph’s pass led Poole to the open spot on the wing
The Law of the Warriors Jungle is when a role player makes a couple of baskets, force feed them until we all puke. Steph is the High Priest of that law
I know there were reasons and maybe it was blocked...? but I think that Dray air ball was the airiest air ball I’ve ever seen
Okay, I’m very satisfied with that half. I know HOU is injured and not good, but so is GSW, and I don’t take anything for granted on the road. Every road win is a good one, so please dear Dubs stop f’ing around with the ball kthx
Up until now GSW had the vital role of delegitimizing HOU’s bullsh*t basketball
Nico attacked that 2-3 zone beautifully. A little drive, dish to Loon cutting straight down the middle
I will pay good money to avoid seeing pictures [of Goofus’s bruised tailbone]
They showed a replay of Steph landing on the metal step… hope he’s okay.
Whip or maybe whup, but not whoop. OK, now I'll go read the rest of it :-)
Jordan Poole now at 25.0 pts per 36 minutes on .647 true shooting on the season.
Still a small sample (256 minutes) but not so small as to be completely without meaning —particularly when the numbers are buttressed by similar numbers in his two G-league stints (24.7 pts on .638 ts) and in the last month of his rookie season (19.2 pts on .645 ts).
You could give a thousand 250-minute samples to Brad Wanamaker (or Jacob Evans, or Nedovic, etc.) and not get one instance of anything close to 25 points per 36 on .647 true shooting. Poole’s numbers could come down a fair bit (and I suspect they will) and still be great.
Whatever level JP3 maxes out at in the future, I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say that on the current Warriors depth chart he has passed not just Wanamaker and Mulder but also probably DLee and Bazemore. And not just cos he’s 5-10 years younger than those guys and needs development, but also cos he’s as at least as likely as those guys to play really well and help the team win. Not bad for a 21 year-old...