End to an exhausting series
I love when you highlight a play where someone just outraces the other team to create a transition advantage (Dray this time). That, "Here's where it started → here's how it's going" energy is one of those things that is often hard to spot in real-time. Also, really good callout on the lack of a scram switch before the P&R and the impact that had on rebounding the miss—it's these "what didn't happen" versions of the same play that are really enlightening.
The TV analysts have nothing on this level.
I hope that Klay trying to live up to game 6 Klay just builds on itself in a positive way. Because I really love game 6 Klay. And I feel the world really needs another dose of post championship China Klay right now too.
Who else thought there was some sort of trouble in that timeout when everyone was yelling at each other? I was like "Oh shit there's going to be a punch up between our players?! WTF?" but it was just everyone hyping up Wiggs 😲
Good explainer. How about Explain Some Plays (ESP) for these things? "Explain" seems kind of weak and yea, E1P no longer really applies.
andre looked like he was in undertaker drag.
"What If" thought...
I don't think Kerr plays Loon 17 minutes straight. So may be if he is coaching, we don't win? We won in last six minutes. So probably LoonGod still has the same impact?
Count me in the “rooting for Mavs” camp. I dunno. I just don’t see the huge matchup disadvantage. We can play Wiggins on Luke a lot, and I even think Klay can play him. Luka isn’t a blow by guy. He’s rhythm, and size. Klay can at least body him. I think it’s a good series for Kuminga as well. He can take a turn in Luka.
And then they’re all just pretty one dimensional. You can hunt Luka, Brunson and Dinwiddie on O. Powell isn’t a physical mismatch on anyone. Bullock and Finney Smith are strictly catch and shoot guys. The Warriors have beaten superior versions of this team in the Harden/ CP3 Rockets and LeBrons Cavs.
And that’s without counting home court advantage.
Steph made his first 3, and his last two. Between that, he was 3/14. Loon, Klay, and Wiggins won this game. Go Dubs.
Still basking in the afterglow. Now I know how Spurs fans felt after beating us 8 years ago.
Boston — and I mostly mean Tatum — looks scary.
Really hoping the Suns can pull it out for Game 7. I’d rather play them than Dallas at this point.
This is so Nice! So necessary after ESPN gifted us with the astute basketball minds of Perkins, Smith, and Greenberg.
What an incredible, gritty win. That's all I got.
These videos are so helpful. Watching on Slack last night, they somehow cut away right about 5 min left in the 4th, I thought at first there was a timeout, but WTF. So watching your commentary was wonderful.
I have shared them with my GF who finds them wonderful explanations of the intricacy's that I cannot see and she can sometimes see but not understand. These are my first item of the day after a win
Beyond the pleasure of vanquishing Memphis and getting a berth in the WCF: having four days off at this point could be absolutely huge for our guys, who have typically come out like gangbusters after more than 2 days of rest (e.g. Game One of rounds 1 and 2). Otto’s foot, Klay’s knee, Dray’s eye/back etc. will all have extra time to heal.
Added bonus: whoever we face in the WCF, Games 1-2 will be in our time zone, with zero to minimal travel time.
Exhausting indeed, glad it's over. Hopefully the Dubs can be a little refreshed for Wednesday, before they have to go every other day.
Looking a bit ahead, but:
I'm starting to think that I don't want to see the Celtics. They are kind of the veteran version of the Grizzlies ... long wings, and Horford is a reasonable facsimile of JJJ. And, they don't have a volume shooter like Brooks to help keep the game within reach until we figure our stuff out.
Plus, of course, Tatum and Marcus 'stretcher bearer' Smart.