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
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