Game 1: Hella three-pointers, a wasted Poole game, and the big battle between Looney and Davis
The Poole we know and love is back!
Some quick thoughts on last night’s Game 1 loss to the Lakers as I take BART back to my domicile from ye olde job.
The Warriors hurled up 53 three-pointer attempts last night, knocking down 21 of them for a shooting percentage of just under 40%.
53 attempts is the most the Warriors have shot from beyond the arc in a playoff game, tied for last year’s postseason when they eliminated the Memphis Grizzlies in a 110-96 Game 6 victory.
The 53 they attempted in Memphis was the first time in franchise history that the Dubs shot 50+ bombs in a playoff game. Since that night, the team has crossed the 50 attempts mark three more times: last night’s loss to the Lakers and twice against the Kings in this year’s first round.
The Warriors have a record of 2-2 across those 50+ deep attempts games.
Dub Nation finally got the breakout Jordan Poole playoff game we’ve been looking for this season: 21 points, 6 assists, 0 turnovers (!). How’d you feel about that last shot he took?
Kevon Looney had 23 rebounds; it’s crazy to me that he’s officially one of the greatest rebounders in NBA history now. Also, Anthony Davis his rival counterpart from the Lakers had 30 points and 23 rebounds. DAMN!
Also, am I the only one who had the fleeting thought last night that the whole reason the Warriors drafted a giant 7-footer at #2 overall was for him to provide the athleticism and size required to handle a guy like AD? Okay I’ll stop pining for James Wiseman now before the stat nerds crash take over this train and force me to read his on/off numbers.