Game 3. GSW 129, CHI 128. Never in doubt.

Except for the part about winning.

Enjoy the win folks. It’s been months. I sat on the couch with the wife and son and we all YELLED on the game winner. Sweet feeling. Now to go collapse.

How it started:

How it ended:

Thank You For The Game Thread

That Game Thread was fantastic. I been enjoying Twitter even less than usual … somehow the takes just seem dumber and I don’t have patience for it. But the LGW game thread was a perfect way to enjoy a game with you all. Emotions, frustration, but above all a sense of affection for the team and the future.

Very Rational In-Game Notes

  • I’m not positive GSW will win, but if CHI blows them out, then there is something seriously wrong.

  • I think we need to burn the original hard disks of the cursed Joy in Buckets ad campaign.

  • Steph and Kerr trying to get Oubre going, running two plays for him

  • Oubre still 0-for-season on non-dunks, but the dunks look sweeeet

  • HEY JTA STARTING. MY GUY

  • Well that was HORNS Handoff except wtf happened on the simple entry pass.

  • Wiseman is so large, relativity says time slows down around him

  • Oubre got completely burned on the backdoor cut on the High PNR

  • I never expect JTA to hit a 3, so I’m just surprised when he attempts one

  • Yeah, thus the “almost” a good minute

  • Head Tap for Wiggins except Steph is the one zippering, and finishes a very hard layup.

  • JTA with the corner 3 shot! Then the goaltending near-block. Almost a good minute.

  • Wiseman with a great steal, then I *think* Oubre was pulled and Wiseman sailed the outlet. Bulls helpfully respond by sailing a pass oob

  • Oubre reading the break, kind of sensed he was looking for his own shot, Steph yells to find Wiggins sealing off ahead in the post. Okay Oubre pass, FTs.

  • Kerr has been splitting WIseman and Curry minutes starting Q3 of MIL game. I guess trying to get some punch in the second unit but...

  • Oubre leads the break and as I mentioned before, he was NOT going to give that up. Tough miss.

  • Then the hustle trying to save the ball... Steph might have picked that up without his slide though

  • Super grateful for the Bulls to miss every 3. It’s keeping it close and makes our bricks seem less embarrassing.

  • Mulder with the assertive drive! I still haven’t seen him make a layup, but Looney looney cleans up

  • Feels like whichever team starts hitting 3s will win this.

  • Steph showing some anger when Poole doesn’t find him on the relocate to corner. He was waving for the screen and pass.

  • Another grim possession with the motion O. But the worst is the confused defense that gives up an open 3 and a dunk. Steph is looking pissed.

  • That was a PAINFUL bad switch on the perimeter for the Lauri 3

  • Expecting Wiseman to play most of Q2. Let’s see how he is in a WIggins-centric O. Please Odin at least have Wiggs use the screen, no more bare drives please.

  • Another Head Tap for Wiggins. Not a bad pass out of the post. Lots of drive and kicks from guys who don’t want to shoot the 3. Bailed out with the foul.

  • I think this Point WIggins thing is going to work for the second unit as long as he doesn’t drive without a screen.

  • Sorry one of those whales is now out for 6-8 weeks

  • Wanamaker is a one man wrecking ball for a good minute.

  • I know I said Wiggins should not do that wing iso thing, and he goes ahead and does it. Jumper good... okay next play exactly the same play and he airballs.

  • I think he should try swinging his legs more

  • Okay, let’s see if Steph-Wise time can do something good. I’m expecting some PNRs now.

  • Ok why is Steph on the bench. Working the Wiggs/Wise PNR I see.

  • GSW has actually gotten some fast breaks and I think they’ve screwed up every one

  • Wiseman left baby hook, that is good stuff

  • I never liked Melo yelling GTFO on rebounds but... maybe GSW needs to start

  • Motion Weak PNR Steph-Wise. Steph has forgotten how to shoot the 3. If he ever remembers, this will be a fringe playoff team.

  • Finally, they unleash the Kraken: Wiseman hitting every 3

  • JUAN MY GUY WITH THE 3. Sure he just gave up a corner 3 last play but ignore that

  • You know GSW is game planning for personal growth and self-actualization and not game winning when you give Oubre the iso to end the 1st half.

  • I was disgusted when Lavine waltzed in and layed it up in Wiseman’s face. But that will come.

  • I’m confused about why the number next to GSW is larger than the number next to CHI, I think I’ve read about this situation in ancient books

  • His glue is REALLY gluey

  • If my guy JTA can just shoot 33% from 3... he might be able to grow into a 3-and-D guy with plus glue guy talent

  • Wait wtf is happening in BRK-CHA

  • And if you really want to feel bad about the MIL game, check out how the Knicks are absolutely smacking them

  • And I thought WAS was up with just a few seconds left and has somehow lost by 7.

  • Motion Weak PNR again, Steph-Wise. I didn’t think that would be a dunk but yow

  • Oubre trying to be unselfish and throws it off Wiseman’s shoes.

  • HORNS Handoff for Steph, barely hits the backboard from 3.

  • JTA and Lauri having some rough battles for rebounding position

  • Head Tap again for Wiggins. Steph multiple screens, Wiseman screen, Wiggs with the elbow J

  • Juan is down. I do not like.

  • Really glad Wiggins has shaken off some rust this game.

  • If we can get Oubre out of his head, then we can let Steph shoot without conscience and get himself in rhythm.

  • That fast break with Oubre and Steph on zero was the whole season in a nutshell

  • Wiseman with the pick and pop, looking for the 3 top of the key. Then airballs a elbow J.

  • If Steph can get up to 33% from 3, he might be able to stick as a pass-first PG.

  • Hey, Mulder strong to the hoop, none of this alley ooping to Oubre stuff

  • No surprise toy though, that costs extra

  • I love that Oubre’s on-ball D energy is way up. He’s still 0-for-season on non-dunks, but control what you can control

  • Steph shoots better in the 2-for-1 situation. No guilt for shooting.

  • I don’t think the team is a Top 28 defensive team now

  • I don’t know how much is flop, but whenever Lauri and D Lee come together, it looks like Lauri elbows him to the ground.

  • Another Head Tap for Wiggs and the assertive drive (with the screen thank you thank you)

  • HORNS Handoff... Wiggs bricks the semi open 3

  • SO MANY FREAKING MOVING SCREENS

  • Okay enough of this. Put in the starters. No more self-actualization.

  • The transition game was supposed to be a strength, but it’s been pretty horrible in the rare times we get a fast break

  • Interesting. Kerr putting Wana with Steph to try to get SC some off-ball catch and shoots.

  • Lee and Wana literally falling over each other on offense.

  • Team aggressively not going Steph-Wise PNR.

  • OUBRE WITH A FREE THROW. Don’t tell me not to get excited

  • This game, if we’re lucky, might come down to some random play

  • Hahaha you all were almost right on the game winning Oubre 3. Everything but the make

  • Even better if Oubre had said, “let me show you” and then pulled out a big dirty brick and slammed it on the table

  • RANDOM ENDING INCOMING

  • Warriors push that ball in to tie, just light touches over and over like a curling highlight

  • FULLY RANDOM ENDING IN EFFECT

  • Lavine with the nice elbow to make space

  • YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAA

  • I TOLD YOU RANDOMNESS WAS OUR FRIEND

  • Never in doubt

  • Warriors have sucked about 95% of this season, but they’ve dragged and gutted their way to 1-2. Respect.

  • Please, it pays for all the fines for excessive noise with all this dang screaming

  • Wow, it feels like we haven’t won in MONTHS

  • I think it was pretty simple. Steph covered, it devolved into a high screen from Looney and Damion just launched it MJ style

  • I will open up a post game thread soon. Just recovering from that wild ass ending

  • We absolutely cannot look down on any team this year


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