Post Game Thread: Warriors make it interesting, but can't overcome slow start against Spurs
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield
The Golden State Warriors started off slow, losing the first quarter against the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 21-36. It was just one of those nights. Sloppy turnovers, missed shots; and the other team hitting everything.
That makes two of the last three games that the short-handed Warriors have dropped.
I try not to tell fans how to feel, but for me, I’m okay with this loss. Day game on the tail end of a back-to-back against a team that doesn’t seem likely to factor into any sort of post season rankings… You can’t win ‘em all.
The Warriors fought back from down 22 to take the lead late in the 4th.
Here’s the wild 4th quarter in a single image, check out the odds of who would win.
The game was within reach until a series of questionable whistles and missed free throws sealed the deal. Curry may be reaching a bit too hard for that three-point record. He ended up with 27 points on 28 shots (5 of 17 from deep).
The Warriors get a day off and then will have a chance to take out their frustrations on one of the worst teams in the league when the face the Orlando Magic on Monday.
As always, this is just a short fresh thread for our community. Dubnation HQ’s normal coverage will resume in the morning.
Tough one. But Klay Thompson will be back soon, Iguodala is nearing a return from the knee issue, and if nothing else, this game showed the punchy resilience of this Dubs squad.
Last night reminded me a lot of that Grizzlies play-in game. A shorthanded, tired team coming off their biggest two games of the season falling into an early hole against a young team, showing off their competitiveness to come back and make it a game but ultimately just not having the energy to pull the comeback off. Some fans will say that last season's team actually sucked and they couldn't win with guys like Bazemore and Oubre, but I'd argue that they were a very good team post-Wiseman injury that ran out of gas because they were let down by the organization not prioritizing winning. At least last night the shorthandedness was understandable, but how last season ended will never sit right with me.
Liked seeing Lee back out there last night, thought he looked good. Hope his outside shot comes around, he's such a good player when it is falling. He's low key one of the best drivers on the team, and seems to achieve that almost completely with attacking his defender while they aren't ready. Still think they might have won that Grizzly game anyway if Lee never got his breakthrough infection, maybe even the Laker game. Oh well.
The level of JTA’s game now compared to this time last year is really amazing, he was struggling with his shot, playing Bazemore style impulsive handsy defense, and routinely leaving lay ups rolling off the rim, don’t have the stats (of course) but sure looks like a different player out there