Steph answers Bradley Beal's 50 bigly
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.
Steph is now tied in 4th place for most 3PM in a season, with his own 2016-2017 season, with 324. Next up, 354 from his 18-19 season. He would need to average 7.5 3PM over the last four to tie that for third place. He is currently making 5.4 threes a game for the season, easily the record over his 5.1 in 15-16 and 18-19.
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY...Stage is set; UTAH, with Murray out, on Monday, and the first game of a 2-day B2B, is the most-likely candidate for us to upset. Next day, PHOENIX, gonna be tough to do. Leaves us PELS minus Zion, on Friday, doable. Last game, next SUNDAY, VS GRIZZ may be a prelude to the play-in, depending on how badly the LOLLakers collapse with LBJ out VS Phoenix 2-nite, and ScHROEDER out for the last week. Either way, the GRIZZ, on last day of season, is going to be a BIG GAME. Pray for no further injuries to any of our bodies still standing. Oh yeah, I nearly forgot, we got the NBA MVP playing for us. LGW.
Yes, OKC sucks and is tanking, but still you have to like the synergy and energy the Warriors had tonight.
LATE TO THE PARTY BUT: YEEEEEES!!!!
Exciting stuff happening. I guess we can forget about picking higher with our pick. What I would love to see is moving ahead of the Lakers into 7th. Now that would be a real slap in the face of Lebron whose team has suffered a lot of humiliation this season. But, getting past both the Jazz and Suns is a tall order. Possible, but not probable. It's great to see them playing this way going into the playoffs.
I hate having a string of games against really bad teams only to face a contender. We get so lax during these games and then get walloped.
Memphis remaining games: Pelicans, Mavs, Kings, Kings, Warriors
Warriors remaining games: Suns, Jazz, Pelicans, Grizzlies
If I had to guess, it's going to come right down to the final game to determine the 8th seed. Makes me wish we "chased" a few more wins earlier in the season, but hindsight is 20/20 I suppose. Also makes you appreciate that we'd probably be out of the playoffs altogether if Steph had just been regular Steph after after All Star break, as opposed to historical Super-Saiyan Steph.
Most made threes since April 1 (s/o Slater):
3. Buddy Hield 73
2. Bogdan Bogdanovic 86
1. Steph Curry 134
17 points 7/16 FGs 2/7 three pointers 1/2 FTs
4 rebounds 2 assists 3 turnovers 3 steals
13 points 6/9 FGs 1/3 three pointers
5 rebounds (1 off.) 5 assists 3 turnovers
13 points 5/11 FGs 0/3 three pointers 3/4 FTs
2 rebounds (1 off.) 3 assists 1 steal
49 points 14/26 FGs 11/21 three pointers 10/10 FTs
5 rebounds 2 assists 1 turnover 1 steal
18 points 8/13 FGs 1/4 three pointers 1/2 FTs
3 rebounds 4 assists 1 turnover 1 block
15 points 5/8 FGs 3/4 three pointers 2/2 FTs
5 rebounds 13 assists 2 turnovers 2 steals
16 points 6/10 FGs 4/8 three pointers
2 rebounds 1 assist 3 turnovers
12 points 5/9 FGs 2/6 three pointers
9 rebounds 5 assists 3 turnovers 2 steals 1 block
40.4% shooting (38/94 FGs)
9/37 three pointers
41 rebounds (11 off.)
58.0% shooting (47/81 FGs)
27/54 three pointers
46 rebounds (2 off.)
Points in paint:
Points off turnovers:
On an unrelated but somewhat amusing note, some of you might recall I shared some whale videos here. Those were on our YouTube channel that I started a couple years ago basically just to share (mostly animal) stuff with friends and family and with no intention in monetizing it. Typical video gets probably 200 views. Well, one of my videos that I posted less than 2 months ago got into YouTube recommendations algorithm is about to pass 1 million views. Crazy. Unfortunately, I can’t monetize it because the “adult” subject matter (it’s two gorillas humping in the mountains of Rwanda and I was only a few feet away) is not subject to advertising.
If Phx beats LA tomorrow (a posiiblty), we will only be 1.5 games behind LA. But we have tougher schedule.
Rodney Hood (Raptors) broke his hand
Is it just me, or has Steph been shimmying a lot less during his crazy run?
Probably trying to conserve all his energy to be spent on carrying the franchise.