(39-33) Warriors clinch #8, Steph takes over down stretch, drops 46
Swarming, tough defense makes it all possible
Box Score Watch
GSW clinch #8.
Bazemore continued his undefeated streak of pouring ice-water on national TV interviewees
DEN-POR will decide whether #7 is LAL or POR. If POR loses and LAL wins, GSW will play POR. Otherwise LAL.
GSW clinched keeping their first round pick.
MIN at #5 lottery seed.
The Scoring Title Race is still exciting. Beal played on a bad hamstring helped WAS get the #8 East spot, but Steph wins the scoring title with 31.9 PPG.
Apricot's Scattered In-Game Notes
I haven’t seen it mentioned… but I believe Steph has clinched the scoring title
Wow those rims were titanium hard on those last Steph and Dray jumpers of the half
Our Guy Juanito is a micro Dray on offense too
Wow Wiggins baited that Brooks layup for that block
I love the extra hustle on these loose balls (Wiggins had some memorable plays). And Wiggins just has the easy levitation around the rim…
So far they’ve done a hell of a job containing Valanciunas. Not bad for a team who’s lost all its centers Final Destination style
Multiple times that Steph could have jumped into defenders flying at him. That sh*t works in this broken NBA, but I’m glad he’s not doing the Trae
They’ve Tony Allened the hell out of Ja. To be honest, I would be happy to root for MEM in any non-GSW series
Steph following the Dilly rule of not shooting closer than 5 feet from the 3 pt line
Looney buzzer beater was the definition of “found money”
This team has carefully clinically trained us with every game to believe that you can NEVER NEVER believe a lead is safe [posted with 17 pt lead at end of Q3]
That last one looked particularly off balance
Okay…. Our Guy Juan limping… landed on a foot I think to sprain an ankle
I think Looney is getting clobbered in the face every time he gets posted up
Poole also came up tender on that play…
Okay, new game. [posted after MEM comes all the way back to tie… I can laugh about this now]
I don’t know why MEM sagged so far off that Dray DHO to Steph. Open 3 miss, but that Wiggins put back a thing of beauty.
Woooo hooo challenge power
Dray Pitch-backs to Steph are killing MEM
Steph hits a stepback so gorgeous, he had to expose his six pack to the world
Aka “The Baron”
I appreciate the positivity, ESPN announcers, but I wouldn’t talk about the bench as a strength right now in the same quarter that they gave up a 8-0 run in 2 minutes and triggered the emergency sprinklers