It would be hilarious if the Giannis-Harden feud escalated into Giannis joining the Warriors just to take it to the Rockets. (Not gonna happen, but would be absolutely incredible, with the added bonus of blocking Westbrook's path to future titles)

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I think that new comments should be at the bottom to represent the new depths of basketball hell we descend into every game. After the season ends, new comments should be at the top, because things are going to start looking up more and more with every off-season transaction.

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I find it hard to believe this team easily falls apart like a cheap lawn chair. Even the 9-win Bobcats and Sixers gave teams a run for their money, instead of being down for the count even before tip-off.

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So I should be glad this game was not televised in my area then.

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What about Poole? I watched the first half, then watched Poole limp off and I turned it off.

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Seriously hope Bowman isn't hurt too bad.

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Paschall had a fantastic first half.

The second half might be the single worst stretch of "basketball" I have ever seen, from the team as a whole.

Normally, I dread when it's a national TV game, but this time I'm extremely relieved that I did not have to listen to Fitz's increasing levels of disbelief form into an aneurysm.

You could tell by a few minutes into the 4th Q that no one actually wanted the game to go on. (Except Quinn Cook. Bless that guy and how much he loves to play BBall even in garbage time.) Between Bender being in foul trouble, Draymond being ejected, Poole spraining an ankle, and then whatever happened to Bowman, I was starting to think the team might literally forfeit. If only they could have done that before everything that went wrong this game.

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Happy I missed this one. Looked at the box score and sheeeeeeesh!

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I was going to explode if I saw another picked off pass.

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Oh I forgot. Substack finally gave us chronological order comments. I think this is an improvement already.

Do you prefer the latest posts at the top, latest at the bottom, or it doesn’t matter to you?

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Wait, there was a game tonight? Wha...?

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Top players:


Davis: (+17)

23 points 6/13 FGs 1/3 three pointers 10/12 FTs

6 rebounds (1 off.) 1 assist 3 turnovers 2 steals 2 blocks

Kuzma: (+23)

18 points 8/17 FGs 1/4 three pointers 1/2 FTs

3 rebounds 3 assists 4 turnovers 1 steal

Howard: (+16, 3rd place)

13 points 4/4 FGs 5/7 FTs

9 rebounds (3 off.) 3 assists 1 turnover 1 steal 2 blocks

Rondo: (+17, 3rd place)

12 points 6/10 FGs 0/2 three pointers

4 rebounds (1 off.) 6 assists 2 turnovers 2 steals

Honorable mention:

McGee: (+4)

12 points 5/6 FGs 2/2 FTs

6 rebounds 1 assist 3 turnovers 1 steal

Bradley: (+6)

12 points 5/7 FGs 2/2 three pointers

1 rebound 2 assists 1 steal


Paschall: (-25)

23 points 7/14 FGs 1/3 three pointers 8/9 FTs

3 rebounds (1 off.) 2 assists

Poole: (-4)

16 points 7/13 FGs 2/5 three pointers

1 rebound 8 assists 4 turnovers

Lee: (-15)

15 points 5/15 FGs 4/11 three pointers 1/1 FT

6 rebounds 4 assists 3 turnovers

Honorable mention:


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Final stats:


51.7% shooting (45/87 FGs)

8/24 three pointers

18/27 FTs

44 rebounds (8 off.)

24 assists

17 turnovers

13 steals

5 blocks


42.5% shooting (34/80 FGs)

9/32 three pointers

9/10 FTs

37 rebounds (5 off.)

27 assists

27 turnovers

7 steals

3 blocks

Points in paint:

Lakers: 60

Warriors: 40

Fastbreak points:

Lakers: 23

Warriors: 16

Points off turnovers:

Lakers: 24

Warriors: 8

Bench points:

Lakers: 57

Warriors: 45


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One positive from the game: draymond still owned AD defensively... if briefly...

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