New thread here: https://dubnationhq.com/p/the-next-eight-games-will-make-or

Please clean up behind you and move any very recent comments over there.

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Feb 24, 2023·edited Feb 24, 2023

I was curious about other mediocre/poor seasons from recent defending champions and these were the two worst records in the past 20 years:

2006-2007 Miami Heat


4th Seed

Swept in the 1st round. Wade missed 30 games, Old Shaq missed 40 games and the rest of their roster was old, injured and washed up

2011-2012 Dallas Mavericks


7th Seed

Swept in the 1st round; Everyone in their starting lineup was old, banged up and missed 20+ games

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Draymond going 3-10 while being left open all night really doesn’t get talked about enough, dude five feet in from

the three point line and AD is still sitting under the basket.

How does someone with such a high bbiq allow something that’s so detrimental to an offense without curry become a habit

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Feb 24, 2023·edited Feb 24, 2023

And from the channel 'I am telling you so, now' here are yesterday's stats for Jayce Johnson, SCW:

32 min, 19 pts., 7/13 1/1 3p. 2/2 FT, 22 Reb. (!), 4 ast., 0 TO, +23

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Shout out to my daughter Heidi who called dibs on the tube and had us all watching animated film Moana. Thanks to her, I didn't have to watch the Warriors game. I mean, I'm not even mad anymore. You ever drop a fully cooked turkey, just pulled out of the oven, on the kitchen floor? That's pretty much what this season feels like. Well, we can all get upset about about a Thanksgiving dinner of cold cut ham sandwiches and Ritz crackers, or we can do what we, my friends and I, did when it happened to us. The turkey juice on the linoleum kitchen floor was real slippery. So we went with it. A ton of alcohol, eat what's left of the turkey, and we all spent the night turkey skating in the kitchen. We even dumped an extra bottle of cooking oil on the floor to ensure smooth sailing on every square inch of the kitchen floor. Sure, we may have come out of that with a few bumps and bruises, but it was a Thanksgiving to remember and a ton of fun. Look, Poole is already there, slipping and sliding all over the place. We just need Kerr and the rest of the team to get on board.

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Sorry to pour salt on your wounds, but yesterday Italy bt. Ukraine 85-75, with Nico Mannion 28 pts. (career record with national team), 6 ast., 4 stl., 10/10 FT.


Is it a good moment for a bitter 'told you so'?

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No use pointing the finger at any players and/or Kerr. EXPERIENCE = CONSISTENCY, for young players, even lottery picks; rare the exception. This year Kerr does not have NEXT MAN UP on the bench. NUFF SAID, except for WELCOME BACK, DUBY....

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I’m just glad the Lakers have 0 chance of getting Wemby. New Orleans have rights to a 1st round pick swap with them 2023.

For Wemby if he can stay healthy long term, he will terrorize the league the same way Lebron, Giannis, or KD has been doing. I don’t know his comps but he looks like a Rudy Gobert on interior defense with KD handles n an unblockable jump shot. Looks like he can Dunk without jumping. In the Euroleague he often draws double teams. The skills are there. Maybe someone can speak on his BBIQ, and motor/conditioning.

I really hope he goes to the East. It’s already a bloodbath out here in the West.

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@ Lakers- Loss (correct)

vs. Rockets- Win

vs. Wolves- Win

vs. Blazers- Win

vs. Clippers- Loss

vs. Pelicans- Loss

@ Lakers- Loss

@ Thunder- Win

@ Grizzlies- Loss

vs. Bucks- Loss

vs. Suns- Loss

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Yikes. r/warriors being toxic once again after a loss. This time, their anger is directed towards Lamb and Kerr for playing Lamb over Kuminga, PBJ, and Moody.

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Bonus stats:

Kuminga: (-4)

10 points, 4/12 FGs, 1/5 threes, 1/1 FT

3 rebounds (2 off.), 5 assists

Draymond Green: (-7)

6 points, 3/10 FGs, 0/1 three

11 rebounds (4 off.), 5 assists, 2 turnovers, 1 steal, 1 block

Poole: (-16)

16 points, 3/13 FGs, 2/7 threes, 8/9 FTs

1 rebound, 4 assists, 2 turnovers, 2 steals

DiVincenzo: (-9)

5 points, 2/7 FGs, 1/6 threes

3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 turnover, 3 steals, 1 block

Moody: (+7)

8 points, 2/5 FGs, 0/2 threes, 4/4 FTs

2 rebounds, 1 assist

James: (+22)

13 points, 5/20 FGs, 2/6 threes, 1/2 FTs

9 rebounds (3 off.), 8 assists, 2 turnovers

Vanderbilt: (+16)

4 points, 2/4 FGs, 0/1 three

9 rebounds (3 off.), 2 assists, 2 turnovers

Bamba: (+8)

10 points, 2/5 FGs, 2/4 threes, 4/6 FTs

13 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 turnovers

Brown Jr.: (-5)

3 points, 1/4 FGs, 1/2 threes

4 rebounds (1 off.), 1 steal

Walker IV: (-11)

10 points, 4/7 FGs, 2/3 threes

1 assist

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Notable stats:


Jerome: (-7)

20 points, 8/15 FGs, 2/4 threes 2/2 FTs

2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 turnovers, 1 steal

Looney: (-1)

10 points, 5/7 FGs, 0/1 FT

15 rebounds (7 off.), 1 assist, 1 turnover, 1 steal

Baldwin Jr.: (+7)

11 points, 4/6 FGs, 3/5 threes

2 rebounds

Thompson: (-10)

22 points, 8/19 FGs, 4/11 threes, 2/2 FTs

2 rebounds (1 off.), 1 turnover, 2 steals


Beasley: (+26)

25 points, 9/16 FGs, 7/11 threes, 0/2 FTs

3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 turnovers, 3 steals

Reaves: (+10)

17 points, 6/6 FGs, 1/1 three, 4/4 FTs

2 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals

Hachimura: (+4)

14 points, 5/9 FGs, 4/4 FTs

1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 turnover

Schroder: (+12)

13 points, 4/7 FGs, 1/1 three, 4/4 FTs

6 assists, 3 turnovers, 1 steal, 1 block

Davis: (+5)

12 points, 3/5 FGs, 6/8 FTs

12 rebounds (3 off.), 1 assist, 1 turnover, 2 blocks

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Final stats:


38.1% shooting (40/105 FGs), 14/49 threes, 17/21 FTs

48 rebounds (17 off.), 24 assists, 10 turnovers, 10 steals, 3 blocks


48.8% shooting (42/86 FGs), 16/30 threes, 24/34 FTs

58 rebounds (10 off.), 30 assists, 16 turnovers, 8 steals, 3 blocks

Points in paint:

Warriors: 46

Lakers: 50

Fastbreak points:

Warriors: 8

Lakers: 29

Points off turnovers:

Warriors: 19

Lakers: 10

Bench points:

Warriors: 52

Lakers: 68


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There once was a fanbase that did worry

The team did not win in a hurry

But the players soon bought in

And started to win

As soon as they brought back Steph Curry

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Should I post the postgame stats here?

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