Explain One Play: how the Jonathan Kuminga - Stephen Curry connection helped blow out the Bulls
That was unexpected
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The Warriors followed up a horrible game in MIL with a night flight to Chicago without Klay Thompson and Draymond Green for a back-to-back game against the Bulls. And then they unleashed a surprise blowout of the Eastern Conference’s #1 team.
The game was still up for grabs at the start of the second quarter, when Warriors rookie Jonathan Kuminga came in. His instant chemistry with Stephen Curry helped the Warriors turn a 9 point lead into a runaway game. Also with a couple of bonus great passes from Kuminga.
Co-starring Andrew Wiggins, Kevon Looney, Otto Porter Jr, Nemenja Bjelica, Juan Toscano-Anderson. With Nikola Vucevic, Lonzo Ball, Matt Thomas, Alfonzo McKinnie, Coby White,
(Slight correction: oops, Kuminga entered the game with 1:41 in Q1 with the Warriors only up by 3 points. )
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Can we get some defensive stats on kuminga, I would but dont know where to look. My guess would be his defensive rating is average since he plays alot of garbage time and tends to leave his man to help alot, however his opponent field goal percentage has to be among the lowest on the team, he comes in and immediately gets stops on his assignment whether its Delmar derozan or a big man
Eric, Thanks for putting this together. I have one comment for you, do not know how to write a private message...in two of the sequences you analyzed , JK went to the rim, all the way to the rim, and had men wide open in the corner for a spot up 3...instead of pointing this out, you (it seemed to me), praised his ability to attack the rim in traffic. Maybe he needs to attack the rim to gain credibility, and then after that pass to teammates when the defense has over rotated, but I wonder if JK loves to attack the rim and "show off" rather than play team basketball. If that is the case, then I think calling him out might help- I am sure that he reads this site.