Explain One Play: is Jonathan Kuminga ready for crunch time? The weird last two minutes of the Warriors-Spurs game
Plus we honor the memory of Jordan Poole's late wrist wrap, Wristy
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Another Spurs game, another weird ending. We break down the last two minutes of the 2022.04.08.GSW-SAS game, with some extra attention to Jonathan Kuminga’s play down the stretch. JK returned to big minutes after playing very sparingly over the last few games. Whether or not he deserved it, JK got a severe case of the rookie whistle on multiple occasions down the stretch.
Jordan Poole hit big free throws and the Warriors had some good defense, led by Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Gary Payton II and Andrew Wiggins. With Tre Jones and Klay Thompson’s favorite instigator Zach Collins.
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Celtics are up 13 over Memphis and have apparently unlocked the key to beating the Grizzlies; have them sit their entire starting lineup.
I like the idea of the play-in, but I think if you should be disqualified if you have a losing record. So this year, as an example there wouldn’t be a Western play-in because #9 and #10 having losing records.