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I watched every minute and was bored annoyed and disappointed. I mean: yuck. But guys, this is what it means to be a middling team, which we’ve been all season. Some nice wins, some close wins, some close losses, some humiliating defeats. All in more or less equal proportion. This is who the Dubs are. Wipe your tears at the end of Q4 and move on. Next game we will howl with joy at Steph’s theatrics. But I like this team a whole lot more than the consistently unwatchable 2019-2020 version.

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So you’re saying all these overreactions are...um...overreactions?

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What a damn roller coaster ride of a season. Can we either just suck for good or actually be good. None of this in between bull crap

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I understand the sentiment, but I don't share it. After last year, I had my fill of "suck for good..."

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I'm used to the Warriors sucking because I can numb myself to that and be ready for the next year but the Warrior's haven't had many painfully mediocre "can they finally find themselves this next game" seasons since I started watching them

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.soooo who the 49ers taking at QB? Any chance they buy low on deshaun now?

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Trading for Aaron Rodgers?

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Nope. Deshaun is done until further notice. 49ers smokescreen game has been great but I have a gut feeling it's going to be Trey Lance.

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Wish you were right, but they're taking Mac Jones. Shanahan isn't that good a poker player. That plus another game like last night's and I'm going to need to put all the sharp objects away with a padlock that I then throw in the ocean

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I still think it will be Fields.

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So let me guess.

We've gone from "The best 500 team in the league" to "The worst 500 team in the league".

What a weird game, oh well on to the next.

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Come on, Dray caught yawning in a FIRST quarter TO. Silver linings: now we lose with Minny and so we almost kick them out of top three lottery

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It felt like the team came out looking fine, the Mavs drilled a couple of tough shots while the Warriors rattled them out, Draymond's defense looked hardcore, Steph made some of those 3's that put the fear into the opposing defense... and then the house of cards collapsed.

The Mavs got more open looks in transition. The Warriors committed stupid turnovers in transition. The Mavs made tough shots. The Warriors airballed open looks. The Warriors committed dumb fouls. The Mavs got away with their fouls. The Warriors got more upset, and the problems just compounded.

For at least the third time this season, and probably much more than that, the entire team, from top to bottom, played like chumps. It makes you embarrassing to say you're a fan, because who could possibly be a fan of the lump of dung these guys put out there tonight?

I get it, sometimes blowout losses happen, but there was no good reason this one should have been this bad. This was a serious mental breakdown on top of bad luck, and the fact that it keeps happening raises big concerns about the future of the team and the plausibility of the claims to want a Spurs-like dynastic run. How are you supposed to be consistent for 20 years when you can't even be consistent on a night-to-night basis?

My sincerest condolences to all the fans who attended this game. You were supposed to see a sporting event, not a public humiliation.

Let's hope the squad can rally and make it up next game. They still have all the pieces to be really scary... some nights.

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Man, I'm really disappointed in this team. I usually get over these losses pretty quick but tonight felt different. I still can't believe what I saw- I mean 29 points at halftime?! You gotta be kidding...

Idk what else to say, I still believe in Steph and Dray but fuuuck even they make it difficult sometimes lol

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I am with you. I get all hyped up when they go on a mini win streak only to come crashing down.

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Apr 28, 2021Liked by punk basketball

Let's face it, no one is going to forget this game!! But, moving on...............

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Apr 28, 2021Liked by punk basketball

Wait what game?

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Ryoken happened to be wearing warriors merch that day and was only too happy to hand it over to the now emotionally burdened thief

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The Warriors emphatically let us know they're not ready for the playoffs tonight. Losing is one thing but allowing a run like that to start the game is a different story. It's not even like the Mavericks are some 3 time defending world champions, that was just flat out embarrassing especially in a game of this magnitude. Of course the playoffs are a still a very real possibility but looks like we might not want to see this team in it.

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But we’re not the defending champs. KD is long gone. Klay is hurt. We’re a 500 team that only have a chance at the playoffs because 9 or 10 are in the play-in games for this year.

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Actually, we have a great shot at the 7 spot, which pretty much means playoffs every year.

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Despite all of that there was a golden opportunity tonight that the Warriors didn't want.

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This roster construction oof. No shot-creation at all. The worst thing about the 28-0 run was that after missing a few decent open looks (I think Mulder, Wiggins and Oubre all bricked wide open 3s), we just devolved into god knows what offensively. JTA trying to iso, Poole trying to iso, Steph putting up a double contested 40 footer (in which he was probably fouled too lol).

Just terrible. I would say those are the signs of a young team, but this isn't a young team anymore is it. After Wiseman's injuries and Nico's banishment, the only young guy is Poole. The next youngest is Oubre and Looney at 25. That's not really a young team. Losing our composure like that in that run was definitely not what I expected, especially with Draymond and Steph fit.

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I hear that, Mulder missed a couple of threes, as did Wiggins, then they just gave up trying and instead charged into traffic.

Ironically, Mulder found his stroked late in the game and couldn't miss.

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I still put some of the blame on Kerr. What is he going to do with 5 extra TOs when Mavs have huge lead. Call TO and plays. Let people reset. He thinks that this is a team same as those of 5-6 years where team was able to pull itself out of such big deficits.

As he himself said, he is a "young" coach.

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He called 2 TOs during that run IIRC. Don't know how many he could've called - the run went on for 10 minutes I think.

I'm one of the most anti-Kerr people on here and I don't think there was much he could've done today.

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I hear you, and hindsight is 20-20. But there's a part of me that would have been /relieved/ if he had used all 5 timeouts during that stretch -- calling plays, substituting players, doing ANYTHING to try to get the bleeding to stop. He just can't let the team go down 25 without doing everything he can to stop it.

Likewise, I'm not sure all of what Steph tried, and it gets ridiculous after a while if his teammates keep missing, but I don't blame him at all for launching from 40, even contested. He's got to try something.

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To be fair the construction of the roster was lost when Klay went down. FA were no longer willing to come here on a discount. Reason we ended up with Oubre for a year and Wanamaker for a low salary.

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I don't think money was that big a factor here. I'm not asking for all-stars - adequate shooters and a backup shot-creator would've alleviated a lot of our problem (this year at least).

Today's catastrophe notwithstanding, our big problem this year has been a league-worst (by a huge margin) offense when Steph is off the court. Guys like Shabazz Napier (still available today), Bryn Forbes (signed a 4-5 mil across 2 years) and Trey Burke (9-10 million across 3 years) were had for basically nothing. Also available were GR3 (still available), Burks (1 year 6 mil) and Bobby Portis as a stretch big (7.5 mil across 2 years). We signed Bazemore (great signing) and Wanamaker (disaster) along with the marquee addition of Oubre (hasn't worked out - didn't mind the trade at the time but there could well have been better options on the market - ATL got Bogdanovic for free). Only the signing of Bazemore has helped their floor-spacing and even that's cos they got slightly lucky as Baze has had an abnormally good 3 pt shooting season (41.7% from 3 this year compared to a 35.6% career average).

We haven't had a league average offense without Steph (even with KD and Klay) since 2012 so this is a long-running problem. Wanamaker has his uses but he simply isn't a guy that creates shots for you. He's a 3 and D PG (who didn't shoot the 3 for us). This year, that has cost them a huge amount. Poole isn't great, but even he's helped so much in that regard.

Of course, the elephant in the room that is LaMelo Ball is staring us in the face right now.

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Of course it's money. Do you see them rushing out to sign anyone to bolster the roster for this playoff push? They've tightened the belt and have made the decision to stand pat until the off season. If there are additions or subtractions, this off season will hold the answers for the fans.

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My one game that I attend for the year, and I wasted money on that garbage...

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ask for a refund and an apology, you deserve it

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Sorry to hear that bro. That is rough

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Rough one. Lots of standing around the 3 point line today.

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This game is that “ Special announcement “ ?

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haha

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After games in the last 2 days, here is where we're at:

1] Jazz - 44-17 - L2 [lost to Twolves - again]

2] Suns - 43-18 - W1 [beat Knicks]

3] Clippers - 43-20 - L1 [lost to Pelicans]

4] Nuggets - 40-21 - W2 [beat Grizzlies]

5] Lakers - 36-25 - W1 [beat Magic]

6] Mavs - 34-27 - W1 [lost to Kings / whupped Warriors' ass]

7] Blazers - 33-28 - W1 [beat Pacers]

8] Grizzlies - 31-29 - L1 [lost to Nuggets]

9] Spurs - 31-29 - W3 [beat Wizards]

10] Warriors - 31-31 - L1 [ass-whupping by Mavs]

11] Pelicans - 27-34 - W1 [beat Clippers]

Knicks & Wizards both lost Monday, so the longest winning streak is currently held by both the Nets & the Spurs with 3 games ..... and the surprising Twolves - with 2 straight wins over the #1 team in the West & tonight's win over the worst team in the West.

Minnesota now has a 19-44 record and a .302 winning % - 3rd worst record in the NBA - but is now just percentage points behind Detroit [19-43 / .306] for 4th worst. Orlando [18-43 / .295] now has the 2nd worst record and Houston [15-47 / .242] has the worst.

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Not only did we lose but Steph lost ground on beal in scoring.

This game definitely gave me a little concern for the play in game. You can't count on this team to show up just because it's an important game.

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On the bright side: If we lose the play-in we get a shot at Cade Cunningham.

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Chance would be low though. Maybe silver would rig it for us

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3-6% chance at a top 4 pick, depending on where we end up. Not likely, but a lot more likely than a 0-28 run with Steph on the floor. :-(

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And even if we missed lotto, we’d get a #12-14 pick guaranteed.

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So if we end up with 2 high picks & Jessup comes to play, who is gone from the current team besides Smiley? Mulder or ??

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Too hard to guess given the possibility of trades, etc. The only guys I’m fairly sure will be on next year’s roster are Steph, Klay, and Draymond.

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I also can't believe they let a team who just played less than 24 hours ago score 28 unanswered in the 1st quarter.

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Three of those came at the start of the second. ;-P

It did defy belief, tho. Steph looked locked in and full of juice to start the game; and the team started 4-4 from the floor. When Steph hit the two FTs to put us up 12-11, I felt like the game was solidly in hand, given the Mavs were on a B2B and Luka looked banged up. I would have *much* sooner believed 28-0 from that point than 0-28. Sigh.

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