Kuminga looks great alongside the triumvirate of Curry, Thompson, and Poole
I really needed a +20 relaxing win, especially when the Grizzlies lose 🙏🏼
Wiseman’s been added to the Santa Cruise roster https://twitter.com/gswreddit/status/1497241612140773378?s=21
I know player can go back and forth, but does this mean we’re likely to see him play with the Sea Dubs soon?
Kuminga should start every quarter: He can single-handedly put The Warriors in the bonus like no one else on the team. I think he drew at least 8 fouls last night.
I’m trying to think of a nickname for this part of his game. “Bonus Baby” is a derisive term for silver spoon prospects. “Foul Magnet” doesn’t roll off the tongue and sounds like the refs are calling fouls on him (ok, that might be true but not the point). Perhaps “The Prolific Artist” because he draws so many fouls.
“As always, please pardon the brevity. I write so much for this place, sometimes we just need a little place holder for the community.”
Speaking for myself here, but I’m hoping others agree: Please don’t ever apologize for light content. You, Daniel and Eric all provide us with more than enough, it’s great, and I don’t ever want it to feel like a burden to you guys. I mean, let’s be real; you could write a one-word article titled “Warriors” and as long as there’s a comments section we can entertain ourselves for hours on end.
> [Saatsaz] "My sources told me that Draymond was going around telling everyone he feels 100% & the whole 3-4 weeks timetable remains is because unlike most other injuries, you can't do anything. Outside of exercises in the water, there isn't much you can do in terms of conditioning."
Kuminga's perspective on it: "I’m going to keep it real -- the team doesn’t really need me to shoot. We have seven shooters and two of them are the best shooters in the league. I don’t need to be out there chasing threes. I can get to the line really easy."
18 points 5/11 FGs 2/7 three pointers 6/6 FTs
5 rebounds 14 assists 3 turnovers 1 steal 1 block
18 points 6/11 FGs 4/7 three pointers 2/2 FTs
5 rebounds (1 off.) 2 assists
17 points 3/7 FGs 1/2 three pointers 10/12 FTs
8 rebounds (1 off.) 1 assist 3 turnovers 1 steal 2 blocks
Porter Jr.: (+12)
10 points 4/6 FGs 0/1 three pointer 2/2 FTs
7 rebounds (3 off.) 2 assists 2 turnovers 1 steal 1 block
15 points 5/10 FGs 2/6 three pointers 3/3 FTs
2 rebounds (1 off.) 6 assists 2 turnovers 1 steal
10 points 5/6 FGs
6 rebounds (2 off.) 1 assist 1 block
Payton II: (+5)
10 points 4/7 FGs 2/2 three pointers
1 assist 2 steals
24 points 7/14 FGs 4/7 three pointers 6/6 FTs
3 rebounds (1 off.) 3 assists 4 turnovers
14 points 5/11 FGs 2/3 three pointers 2/4 FTs
2 rebounds (1 off.) 2 assists
12 points 5/11 FGs 0/5 three pointers 2/2 FTs
6 rebounds 4 assists 3 turnovers 1 steal
12 points 4/9 FGs 1/3 three pointers 3/3 FTs
2 rebounds (1 off.) 2 turnovers
51.1% shooting (45/88 FGs)
15/41 three pointers
46 rebounds (10 off.)
39.7% shooting (31/78 FGS)
9/35 three pointers
31 rebounds (6 off.)
Points in paint:
Points off turnovers:
Finally the mask stays on properly 😆
Nice to see, after the early Portland run, that the Dubs refused to drop to their level and just put them in the dust. I thought everyone looked good out there tonight. To me, the key was OPJ making things happen in the 2nd quarter. His early buckets and rebounding took the wind out of the Blazers' sails. JP was also very effective - controlled and focused and was an excellent facilitator. That catch and shoot 3 on the long pass from Steph with 3 Blazers in front of him and all of the Dubs in the back court basically said "game over."
8 of the Warriors scored doubled digits tonight. 4 of them scored exactly 10 points.
Nice to have one that didn't go down to the wire. I'd feel more relieved if Steph went 5-7 (or 7-7) from three, but other than that, the Ws did what they were supposed to do. I like.
Hope Portland can get their S together for Dame's sake. It's good to have a good team in the North West.
Damn it, Aaron Holiday looks like he'll fit nicely on the Suns. Whatever, Warriors in 6
Five Fun Factoids
1. JK Simmons is the bald actor in the State Farm commercials. He plays a mild-mannered and harmless avuncular type, but those who are paying attention remember that in that drumming movie when he got going he was an absolute menace, and everyone feared him. Steph Curry is a family guy, a mild-mannered and harmless avuncular type, but those who are paying attention remember that when he gets going he’s an absolute menace, and everyone fears him. This is a peerless analogy, the finest ever crafted.
2. Consider all the teams in the league besides the Dubs. Review their rosters and think of the best bench player they can rely on in the playoffs. OK, you got it? Thought of him? Yeah, well, Otto Porter, Jr. is better.
3. Kuminga is so exciting. Sometimes he just explodes into like a 13-foot leaping, twisting, driving dunk. Unfortunately, on some of those the basket is 15 feet away. He’ll figure it out. Great free throw form tonight and great on-ball D on Simons.
4. An opponent should only get credit for half a steal when Steph flings a cross-court no-look hook shot assist that gets picked off. It’s too obvious to deserve full steal credit.
5. Ever wonder what the difference between a fact and a factoid is? A fact is for real. A factoid is a diminished version, of lesser magnitude, pretending to be as good as a fact. The Warriors are for real. The Suns are a a diminished version, of lesser magnitude, pretending to be as good as the Warriors. This is a peerless analogy, the finest ever crafted.
6. Bonus factoid: Moses Moody is the first rookie in a road game in 2021-22 season to put up a double-airball possession, in games played since the All-Star game. Big shout.