🔥 notes & quotes from Warriors practice in New York!
Draymond says he can control his emotions. Where is the evidence? This is a deep seated issue with him. He has never dealt with it in a meaningful way. It's a habit with him. It will happen again.
Super-disappointing game. I turned it off with Warriors down 15 or something in the first quarter, and back on again when it was almost tied with 5 minutes to go. Dubs go up 10! But credit the Hornets with incredible 3-point shooting - all on tough, contested shots under 2 minutes to get within 2. I thought the game was over when we corralled the offensive rebound - and was shocked with the tie-up and jump ball. Again - good effort by the Hornets (and lousy by us). The inconsistency between the two jump ball calls is surely what set Draymond off, but yeah, he's smart enough to not do that. But decent defense on Rozier, and he cans the shot. We've been on the other side of those shots a lot. Still hate to lose. Always hate to lose.
I was lurking at GSOM yesterday and just about everyone over there was calling for his head. I didn't see it live but it sounds Dray had every right to be frustrated, just should have controlled himself as to not get the second T.
I can't think of any other reason the league office didn't find anything wrong other than they don't want to admit Dray was right. Either that or I'm a huge homer.
No question refs have been quick with the technical fouls this season especially. Anyone seen JJ Redick get tossed yesterday? JJ Freakin Redick out of all people. You give him a warning there to knock it off at the most.
Chron reporting Steph practiced today and is on track to play tomorrow.
I wish the NBA required officials to do post game interviews and admit when they get calls wrong. Instead they get fucking Papal infallibility.
FWIW, I think any "objective" observer also thinks the pair of calls 3 seconds apart combine to be among the worse in NBA history. No actual, rational observer can explain how Kerr doesn't get a timeout and yet Washington is able to ask for and receive the time out in the .25 seconds or so that Hayward had possession.