The Dubs continue to handle business against good teams despite injury woes and Steph Curry's inconsistent shot.
Update Jazz down only 2 at halftime come on Jazz big fan. big big fan
Jazz down to Phoenix by 10 after one quarter. Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, Conley, Royce O'neal, and Jingles not playing. If your starting lineup is Rudy Gay, Daniel House, Whiteside, Clarkson and Forrest, don't expect me to One-Day-Root for you. By the way I looked it up because I thought Rudy Gay has been around a long time and it turns out he was initially drafted by the Cincinatti Royals in 1961, played with the Big O. Did not remember that.
I do not believe the sky is falling. Aside from nerves related to Klay whom I hope is okay, I feel very peaceful about this season and Steph and Dray and everything else. Maybe I'm the nuts one.
My favorite part about the win yesterday was the crispness of the passing compared to a few of the preceding games. If the Warriors can continue to make that a priority for the next couple of weeks, they will be in great shape heading into the ASB.
As you look at the Western Conf. standings, do you have any team in mind to move up or down by the end of the season? (Reminder: 1 Suns 2 Dubs 3 Grizzlies 4Jazz 5 Mavericks 6 Nuggets 7 Timberwolves 8 Lakers 9 Clippers 10 Portland.) I mean obviously all our hearts yearn for the Dubs to rise. But just rational analysis -- anything going to change? My only one is Portland might catch the Lakers. Clippers if they get PG and Kawhi back might rise ... But hey what do I know, let's hear from ....
Keen to know, if you were an opponent and could choose to face The Warriors without Steph or without Dray, who are you picking and why? (Current form/injuries aside)
Suns get the Jazz tonight on a road b2b. Some teams have all the luck.
(Yeah, they're good, really good. They are also lucky).
My first game at Chase. Dubs are now 2/2 win rate for the games I've cheered (screamed) for in person. Accepting donations so I can afford to attend more.
In person, the physicality of the game always hits different. Defense from Loon, Wiggs, JK, GP2, and some low-key good Beli work stood out last night--getting to the right place, staying firm in front, arms up, core strength on, to nearly shut down Atlas-like Gobert and bother the rest of the Jazz. Bogdan, Ingles, and especially Rudy Gay were a problem, but with Dray as an anchor, our wing defenders can cover them so much better.
From the tip, the starting unit moved smooth and confident in their role on offense. JP was moving smart, clear on his job back alongside the starters, and it paid off in open shots and smooth layups. A lot of us want to see JK get more minutes, but against a crafty vet defense, he wandered or was frozen in indecision a lot more than OPJ, who continues to wow. Curry was struggling to get open, looked like less offball zip than I'm used to, Conley was chewing his jersey--our guy deserves some rest. Loon's slick midrange jumper brought the house down, or maybe that was just me.
Chase feels like a bank lobby-conference center hybrid, has gift shops or ads for one of our corporate overlords every six inches, but the crowd sounded good in there, and even our top corner seats had a solid view. My favorite part was to close my eyes, and take in the sweet Fitz-less sound of Dubnation roaring from every corner.
My guess (and essentially all my posts are uneducated guesses) is that Curry has a bad case of the “yips” especially his wide open looks, being the point of the spear, the focus of everyone’s attention and the hopes and dreams of a nation (a Dub nation) for another Championship has to make this hiccup in his shooting scary for him, the golfer, Kevin Na developed a bad case of the yips in his Putting and it really tanked his game, the only reason I mention it is because one of the commentators at the time had an interesting observation, he had also gone through the yips and in his opinion it was going to be really tough for Na to overcome coming as it did during the height of his success and with the eyes of the entire Golf world directly on him
So... what's the right balance between "Steph's just in a shooting slump, he'll get over it," and "WTF??? CURRY'S AGE HAS CAUGHT UP WITH HIM AND THE END IS NEAR!!! LET'S SELL HIGH RIGHT NOW ON OUR BIG THREE, COLLECT MAJOR ASSETS AND START THE YOUTH MOVEMENT RIGHT NOW!!!"
Asking for a friend.
Draymond Green, the league’s best defender who leads the team in rebounds and assists, has missed 13 of the team’s 47 games this season. fixed that for you :)