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Is this the game thread?

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Let's back up a sec. for some priorities: how about we win the game against Portland? That is not actually a given. If that seems well in hand we can see if Wiggins goes for the all-time threes made in a game record or whatnot.

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Dec 9, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

Zion sighting last night. He definitely does NOT look 330 pounds in the pic.

https://twitter.com/mynameisrel_/status/1468647848480808961

So it turns out that the tweet by NBA Central actually showed him wearing a workout gear or something, which made him look much bigger than he's supposed to be.

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Dec 9, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

First time at Chase, can’t recognize the place, scrubbed clean with money, alas

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This audio clip mentioned about how Doncic weighed 260 pounds when he arrived at the Mavericks camp this season. It also mentioned Zion's weight:

https://twitter.com/ziyanm_/status/1468310035642171398

Does Zion look like 330 pounds in this picture to you guys? I hope this is just a bad camera angle or he's wearing a bunch of clothes.

https://twitter.com/TheNBACentral/status/1467709739031273481

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Dec 8, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

> It’s sure to be one heck of a show one way or the other. And it would really be the first “big thing” at Chase.

I'd say 62 was the first "big thing" at Chase. Followed by Steph becoming leading scorer in Warriors history.

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First thing new ownership did when they came in was recognize that a Curry-Ellis back court had a low ceiling. Dame-C.J. has always been the same issue. Both incredible, awesome talents, awesome people. But sharing a back court would never bring them a Chip. But to play Devil's Advocate, keeping them together all this time brought Portland a lot of wins, a lot of playoff games, a lot of good memories. Basketball is an entertainment business. You have to tip your cap to a small market team being as entertaining and relevant for all those years without going the 'tanking' route.

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Dec 8, 2021Liked by Daniel Hardee

No Dame. No CJ. Seems like a pretty easy win. We should probably rest Klay and Wiseman and maybe Iggy tonight.

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Dec 8, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

NBA Rank, Points per 36 min. 1. Giannis, 2. Curry, 22. Wiggins, 29. Poole That's 3 in top 30 before Klay. Yow-zah.

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Stotts may have been a better coach than we knew. Billups seems like a disaster, blaming the players for a lack of trying. That's brutal. The one time Kerr mentioned "lack of effort" was an Indiana game - KD blasted him in public and Kerr appropriately realized he was out of line and said so. Kerr is a real grown-up. Billups' remarks are evidence of being over his head. Of course, the injuries don't help.

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Dec 8, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs, Daniel Hardee

Here's how the Blazers stats have been like in the past three days:

Offense:

28 in points scored (96.7)

17 in points in paint (44.0)

11 in fastbreak points (13.0)

30 in offensive efficiency

26 in shooting % (42.4%)

28 in three point % (29.4%)

21 in two point % (49.1%)

23 in off. rebound % (18.5%)

8 in def. rebound % !!!!! (79.0%)

25 in total rebound % (46.4%)

24 in opponent blocks (6.3)

17 in opponent steals (7.7)

28 in assists (19.0)

21 in turnovers (15.0)

Defense:

27 in points allowed (120.3)

19 in opponent points in paint (48.7)

25 in opponent fastbreak points (14.0)

24 in defensive efficiency

25 in opponent shooting % (49.6%)

26 in opponent three point % (42.2%)

20 in opponent two point % (54.7%)

15 in blocks (4.7)

15 in steals (7.0)

17 in opponent assists (25.3)

20 in opponent turnovers (13.0)

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Dec 8, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs, Daniel Hardee

Welp having seen the arguments and I am leaning unlikely. Steph has to hit more threes in a game than anyone ever has AND not be a poor sport, which really makes it hard. I'd be so pumped if he did it tonight with class, but I'm OK if he does it another game.

But here's a different game. What will his *all-time* career total end up being? Background: He's 33 and in his 13th season. He has averaged 3.8 threes in his career, but of course that has risen over his career and he hasn't made that few in 7 years. He now makes 5.5 per game. With some who-knows? assumptions, here's a benchmark to start the bidding: (The record, 2974) + (Number he'll make the rest of this year assuming sitting out a few games 5.5 x 50 = 275) + (Number he'll make the rest of his career assuming 4 more full years at 4 threes per game, making fewer as he ages and finishing the career after 17 seasons: 4 x 4 x 82 = 1312) So grand career total would = 4561 Do you want the over or under and why?

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If Curry really tries to break the record tonight all that will do is make it more likely he breaks the record in Indiana lol. After watching him put up 8 three pointers on the last night of the 2015-2016 regular season to break 400 threes while getting the 73rd win I wouldn't put 16 in this game past him, but it feels extremely unlikely. Given the caliber of opponent, if Curry has like 12 threes tonight the Warriors are probably up 30 and he's not playing the fourth.

I feel like the best realistic scenario would be for him to break it in New York, which is where he first rose to national prominence anyway.

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Dec 8, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

Hey Duby, I'm kind of confused with that chart with the blue/orange numbers... I'm not sure what the rows are... what's the vertical label? Play type? Year?

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Trail Blazers stats:

Offense:

12 in points scored (108.7)

18 in points in paint (44.2)

21 in fastbreak points (10.9)

7 in offensive efficiency!!!!!!!!

15 in shooting % (45.4%)

13 in three point % (34.9%)

8 in two point % !!!!!! (53.2%)

13 in off. rebound % (22.9%)

2 in def. rebound % !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (79.5%)

14 in total rebound % (50.2%)

7 in opponent blocks!!!!!!!! (4.5)

9 in opponent steals!!!! (7.3)

17 in assists (23.0)

8 in turnovers!!!!!! (13.5)

Defense:

26 in points allowed (111.3)

20 in opponent points in paint (46.6)

6 in opponent fastbreak points!!!!!!!!!!! (10.9)

29 in defensive efficiency

29 in opponent shooting % (47.6%)

30 in opponent three point % (38.6%)

26 in opponent two point % (54.0%)

20 in blocks (4.7)

13 in steals (7.8)

26 in opponent assists (25.6)

20 in opponent turnovers (13.5)

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Dec 8, 2021Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

I see this video of Wiseman and I just think this guy is going to be a massive problem. To me, his floor is so much better than any of the ridiculous trade ideas being thrown around... https://www.reddit.com/r/warriors/comments/rba9tq/wiseman_movement_after_practice/

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