(35-33) Warriors stomp OKC, Steph drops 49
Steph answers Bradley Beal's 50 bigly
Bradley Beal went nuts in an overtime game, dropping in a clean 50. Steph answered with 49 in only three quarters on 26 shots (14-26, 11-21 from three).
Box Score Watch
GSW at #8, 0.5 games over #9 MEM (34-33), 3.5 games behind LAL (37-30) for #7.
3.5 games behind NYK (37-30) and LAL for league #10. If GSW finishes Top 10, they lose their 2021 1st but keep the 2021 MIN 2nd.
MIN at #3 lottery seed, 1.5 games ahead of OKC for #4, 0.5 games behind DET for #2.
GSW is 4.5 games ahead of NOP at 30-37 for the last play-in spot.
The Scoring Title Race is getting exciting, isn’t it? Steph only loses 1 point off his lead.
Here’s a fun less-reported Steph stat for this season; he’s on track to finish with the lowest foul rate in his career at only 1.9 fouls per game, just under his 2.0 from 15-16.
Minnesota is about to play Orlando and then Detroit, extremely consequential games for the tanking race. They play Denver, Boston, and Dallas afterwards, who knows if those teams will still be trying to win but for now at least these two games are their biggest opportunities for Ws.
If Minnesota loses both they could realistically end up in sole possession of 2nd to last place. If Minnesota wins both they could realistically end up in sole possession of 6th to last place. If they split then I don't really know what happens lol, there could conceivably be a 5 way tie if they beat Orlando and lose to Detroit.
Fascinating how this absurdly important development for the Warriors' future is left in the hands of such bumbling loser teams lol.