Warriors always claw and fight until the game is close enough that the loss hurts.
Poole is at .598 TS% in 143 minutes this season
Wannamaker is dogshit man he does nothing for the second unit except play a little defense is rather poole come in n take his spot n add some playmaking to the second unit like we seen at the end of last season
In the first half, we shot 53 FG%, 47 3P% and held them to 38.9%, 38.5%... but we only had a 5 point lead at halftime. We weren't fouling like we normally do but had 12 TOs and allowed 8 OREBs.
The second half, we were a little better with the TOs (8) but not great and cleaned up the OREBs (2) but the second unit couldn't score and the 5pt cushion wasn't enough.
If they can pull off 2-2, that's a successful road trip imo. Hopefully the lack of travel allows them to keep their legs and run, some of the games they've looked worst in are games where you suspect they might be tired (road back to back in Phoenix, altitude in Utah and Denver).
Containing Poeltl probably will again be the key, he really made his presence felt inside, got a lot of easy points, and probably wore Draymond down.
Prime Subs-Only Bonus Analysis: "It’s nice when you’re watching with no sound to have Kelly Oubre to tell you when there’s a change in possession" - Apricot
Having watched with no sound since the days of Papa, I concur.
Playing games in San Antonio is purely bad juju. I've been uneasy about this back-to-back ever since I heard about it, and all game I was waiting to see how that bad juju would raise it's head. Well, Murray hit a back-breaking dagger and one of the smartest players in basketball pulled a couple stinkers out of his whatever in the last minute. 3 wins, 41 losses. Rinse. Repeat.
Steph seemed like he was checking out his knee a couple times during the Mavs game. We should keep him at 30m if they're tender
Was musing about Utah's success and saw an article about how they are, in combination attempting more three pointers than anyone else while limiting three pointer attempts more than anyone else, and it's not even close.
Looking at their three point attempts, they are hitting at an unbelievable rate and volume to date. Looking at the top 20 in three point makes:
7th - Donovan Mitchell - 77/185 (41.6%)
12th - Jordan Clarkson - 74/191 (38.7%)
14th - Bojan Bogdanovic - 69/164 (42.1%)
17th - Mike Conley - 64/156 (41.0%)
They also have
---- - Joe Ingles - 42/99 (42%)
---- - Royce O'Neale - 43/97 (44.3%)
Total - 369/892 (41.4%)
This is really quite fantastic but doesn't seem likely to be sustainable.
Steph curry makes watching basketball so much more enjoyable, I’m so glad I drafted him for my fantasy team
The Turnover King loves Hero Ball. The problem with Hero Ball is it is impossible to play a solid game trying to be a hero. You only get to be a hero once in a while.
Uh, where was Andrew Wiggins? Did he take a mental health night?
The only problem I have with wiggins offense aside from his consistency is that if his shot is off, he's not really doing much. Way too many contested mid ranges today
Draymond's bad plays in crunch time may have sealed this one shut, but the real problem is the second unit scoring like no points in the first 6 minutes of the 4th Q. Wiggins had some critically bad shot selection at key moments, too.
I was hoping this would be Paschall's bounce-back game but he just did OK. Bazemore looked great except one embarrassing missed layup where I think he was so suddenly and surprisingly open that it psyched him out. Steph played well but not superhuman; Draymond threaded a ton of amazing passes to get us the lead but also is responsible for more than his fair share of awful turnovers. Lee did well and played with energy; cold Mulder showed up tonight, unfortunately; Oubre came out hot, and had some killer cuts to go with some boneheaded screwups on offense and defense. Wanamaker looked out of rhythm and scared to shoot (for good reason, since I think he missed them all). Oh, and Our Guy Juan looked fantastic and I'm starting to get pretty bummed that the team's record is as bad as it is in games where he plays (because he's only been called upon when we are missing so many guys to injury). At least he was part of the game where we blew up the Mavs.
Usually I'd be pretty frustrated with the opponent or the referees for a Warriors loss but not tonight. Take it to the chin and correct the mistakes. I definitely see improvements from the beginning of the season but there are still minor details that needs to be worked on. #TrustTheProcess
I mean, it was a sloppy game, but the Dubs had a good chance. Murray hit an absolutely incredible shot at just the wrong time. This team is close to figuring it out. Try to win these next two, because they're gonna get killed on Saturday. Just a terrible matchup there.
1. Steph up to 29.5 ppg on .655 true shooting (including .430 from 3 and .939 from the stripe).
2. We’re gonna come out pissed off and win the second game of the baseball series; as we did v. Portland and the Clips; I’d be less confident of that had we won tonight.
3. We’re preserving our first round pick while giving ourselves a bit of runway for when we inevitably get hot and start stringing together wins late on the season.
4. Steph is the best player in basketball right now, which is a nice ace in the hole come playoff time. They’re leashing him a bit now; they won’t in the playoffs.
5. Draymond won’t be attempting 35 foot threes with seven seconds left in the playoffs.