Bazegod saves the day, Steph remembers his powers in time to close
Frank Vogel says that Anthony Davis was reevaluated tonight by the Lakers’ medical staff and he’s going to be out for four weeks.
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Another column comparing '15-16 Steph to this year: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/stephen-curry-had-one-of-the-best-seasons-in-nba-history-in-2015-16-heres-why-hes-even-more-dangerous-now/
(Sidebar: I'm getting tired of Steph being referred to as "the first" unanimous MVP winner. I mean, look at all of the unanimous MVPs we have had since then there's.... um... yeah, nobody. HE'S THE ONLY UNANIMOUS MVP IN NBA HISTORY! Until that changes, "first", while true, is insufficient).
Calling it now: The Warriors have already embarked on their First 3 game streak of the season.
Dubs, in 7th in the West at 16-13, now have the same record as the #3 team in the East, since the Bucks lost to the Raptors [now in 6th with a 14-15 record.]
Don’t look now, but ... the Warriors have the same record as the Bucks.
Looks like J Lin went off in a SC Dubs comeback. https://twitter.com/nbagleague/status/1362537252983877638?s=21
You know what's crazy, if the Warriors were in the East they'd be the 4-seed right now, and half a game behind Milwaukee for the 3-seed. (And Steph would probably be #2 or so in the MVP leaderboards.)
Wow, Seadubs were getting destroyed today in the early 1st quarter. All our guys were in, Smiley made a ton of mistakes and kept trying to attack on his own. It was like 20-7 and then Lin came in (off the bench because I think he's a bit banged up, feel bad for him) and completely changed the game. I'm a little behind the broadcast and just saw Jordan Poole save a ball out of bounds behind his back, and then get it back immediately to sink a three.
Funny side note, feels like Caleb Wesson has played way better and been much more aggressive the last two games since he got benched for Smiley.
I feel like this "no bigs" stretch has shown the dubs how many dudes they have that can defend above their weight class so to speak. Wiggins, Oubre, JTA, Baze, Paschall all showing they can switch almost anything 1-5 without giving up too much. Throw Dray, Loon (and eventually klay) back in the mix and you have some scary small ball units to fall back on!
Iggy, you know better man: https://twitter.com/NBCSWarriors/status/1362270081946968066
Does anyone else think this is the most important/impressive win of the season? They proved they have a TEAM. Super short handed, super short (relative to the NBA) and Steph just a little to long for most of the game and yet the defense held (after the first quarter), Baze and EP stepped up and the Warriors win a super improbably victory.
Granted, the star of the 4th quarter was actually Reversion to Averages but still a huge win for a team down 2 starters and all 4 bigs.
I could say a lot of things about that game but I will only chose one - KRAAAAAZEMORE!
Anyone else up for the Warriors seeing if Bazemore can set the NBA single game 3’s record by feeding him on the left side?
Smaller is better! Bam was a massive negative for Miami once the Warriors put Wiggins at the 5.
Bazemore is a difference maker.
Wannamaker has good defensive instincts, picking up foul 5 on Bam changed the game (too bad his offensive instincts are offensive.)
Wiggins defensive consistency is driving wins for this team.
Oubre is making positive changes in every aspect of his game. Next major step: playing with Wiseman.
Leaving Herro wide open for multiple 3’s at the end of the game was an interesting strategy. Steph needs to step up his defensive mindset for the second half of the season if they truly want to develop Wiseman with the starters. Seems like he’s sagging hard, but reacting late, so it’s not really helping and is leading to wide open shots.
The team crashing for offensive rebounds really changed the game. It’s almost like throwing on an unexpected full court press when they do that. Maybe they should use it as a change up strategy mid game more often?
What odds would you give: Curry 3 point record coming next game?
Great comeback win - Dubs showed a lot of guts. Seemed like after the 19 point Heat lead, the Heat kept trying to give the game away but the Dubs didn't capitalize until the end. So many times, the Dubs would get it back from 13-14 to 7-8 down, and then the Heat would bump it back up. Not sure why Bam and Butler seemed so passive out there with no centers or Dray out there. It'll be interesting tonite to see how Heat does against the Kings. If they lose that one, Spoelstra's job might be in jeopardy.