Skeleton crew Warriors pull out shocking win
Poole has 31 points. Moody, Lee, Payton all come up with huge hustle plays. Kuminga impresses with 19.
What an incredible win! This is why you watch all the games: an absolutely gritty win for a Golden State Warriors team playing about as short handed as they possibly could have.
The Warriors hung around and kept it close, but it was really all about the 4th quarter comeback tonight. An electric, white-knuckled ride through all sorts of crazy hustle plays, impressive shots from seldom used players, and a San Antonio Spurs team that saw their offense dry up in the 4th quarter.
I’ve never been an NBA champion (not that I’d mind, it’s just never come up) but I assume this is the sort of game that builds a backbone in belief. A team composed of whatever the Warriors had left in the cupboard just beat a fully healthy Spurs team. This is the sort of event that you’d remember.
One question that has me anxious is about Gary Payton II’s health. He limped off the court after crashing into the courtside fans. The review didn’t appear to show him roll an ankle or anything, so hopefully this is just a minor tweak. He fomented the comeback with some timely steals, including this one that feeds into a beautiful Kuminga windmill.
[Post publish update: coach Kerr mentioned in his post game that it was Payton’s shin that got hit, won’t get further updates until at least tomorrow]
Another look at the Kuminga dunk? Okay!
As always, please pardon the brevity. This is just a short fresh thread for the community to celebrate in. Our DNHQ high quality coverage will resume in the morning… by that time, I hope to get some pictures of Curry in that dope velour suit of his.
Just finished the recording without spoilers.
Just incredible grit, they had every reason to quit.
Moody looks 2 inches taller than at the start of the season, he's just a real presence now. He gets his chest in front of everything.
Kuminga was all over the place, but got it together just in time.
DLee is finally fully over whatever was messing him up post-injury a couple of months back.
Chiozza was pissing me off, because the Spurs just don't see him on close outs, but he stepped up late too.
Poole was a volume chucker, but someone had to grab the reins and got the job done.
GP2: be well, you were awesome. (Haven't read any updates yet.)
Is it 2026 yet? Bring on Wiseman! Ready for Warriors NexGen.