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I see the Bulls Bucks game is as competitive as expected.

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it's officially semi-official! Curry starting, Loon dawg to the bench

https://dubnationhq.com/p/game-thread-curry-back-into-the-starting?s=w

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Excluding the few seconds they ceremonially started together against Cleveland on Klay's return, tonight will be the first time Curry/Klay/Draymond have started together since the 2019 Finals.

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Apr 27, 2022Liked by punk basketball

Little OT but S/O to all of the humble stars that played basketball the right way and handled themselves off the court in a professional manner throughout history. Duncan, Dirk, Steph and Giannis are the first 4 names that comes to mind

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So, I got a question... maybe some of you think it's a dumb question:

Why wasn't Ja's big dunk at the end of the 3rd quarter a charge? Beasley was set and outside the restricted circle. Ja goes mostly over Beasley, but still goes through his chest and knocks him over. Is it that Beasley wasn't even making a play on the ball? Gray area assessment that there wasn't enough contact? Refs just impressed with the athleticism and forgot how to blow a whistle?

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I predict GP2 with a big impactful game to help win it today

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One question: what was different about this demographic at Oracle?

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Apr 27, 2022Liked by punk basketball

No chatter about CP3 kicking Alvarado in the unmentionables on that jump shot? Huh. Thought there'd be enough CP haters here to have a fairly well-formed mob ready for tar-n-feathering..

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This is a big night for Chase. Will the crowd develop that synergy with the team that can carry them along on a wave of pure joy and enthusiasm. This season was a mixed bag for the four games we attended. Klay game was awesome, second Suns game as well, but the Mavs matchup where we blew the 2nd half 20+ pt lead the crowd was dead quiet once the momentum shifted. The thing about Roaracle was that the crowd almost never quieted and certainly never quit. When momentum shifted away from the Warriors there was still a buzzing, a loud buzzing like a hive full of bees that gets angrier and angrier waiting to swarm when a counterpunch is thrown. We are priced out of the Playoffs for the first time since the Dynasty made their run and I hope that those who can afford to get inside tonight uphold that tradition.

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Apr 27, 2022·edited Apr 27, 2022Liked by punk basketball

I, for one, like the decision to start the Gauntlet. It's a bit of a gamble, but if they jump out to an early 10+ point lead, how is Denver going to respond? Let's land the knockout blow early and let them try and come back from that.

Of course, the risk is foul trouble, and if they weather the storm then you've essentially already shot your best arrow.

We've all be frustrated by the slow starts. Well, Kerr has heard our cries and has responded accordingly!

Edit: I will also point out that I stated my desire for Kerr to start this lineup in the comment section in an earlier post. I'll take this as proof that the Warriors coaching staff pays close attention to our comments here and adjusts accordingly.

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How NOT TO WIN A Playoff Game: Timberwolves at Grizzlies Game 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St5c7Vv15c8

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After that Min-Mem game, it's really hard not to look past Denver tonight. We should boat race them tonight and get extended minutes for JK & Moody in the 4th. I want to see Minnesota back in Memphis for a game 7 and see how well Memphis stands up to the pressure. Can't count Minnesota out just yet the way Memphis is playing. BTW, is there a limit to the number of technicals the refs can call in a single game? Jeez, that game was reeeeeeeee-diculous.

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oh boy, here we go again

> @anthonyVslater

Andre Iguodala is out for Game 5 tonight. Listed as a left cervical disc injury. Neck problem.

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The failed inbounds from OPJ to Wiggins illustrates something that has been frustrating me. It's a question of extreme thinking by the coaching staff. Besides their skill sets, the idea is that a player like OPJ should play more than Kuminga because OPJ is wiser, calmer, doesn't make mistakes. I 100% agree that a vet tends to make *FEWER* mistakes than a rookie, but that's not the same as saying *NONE*. In that play OPJ should obviously have gone to plan B. That's OK, mistakes happen, we love Otto, he's been a great Warrior. It's just that I would like the evaluation of Kuminga not to be "If he fouls twice early or stands in the wrong place or hesitates or turns it over, bench him forever." He's going to make mistakes, but that is offset by everything else he brings. No other Warrior and few league players bring what Kuminga does. Like all players he has weaknesses, but if the coaching staff were to accept that and hunt for his strengths more, I think we could unleash a real force. They never run plays for him, they put him in with janky lineups or in garbage time. It's like having a $50 bill in your pocket and thinking "It's not a $100 bill, and it's kind of odd. I'll stick with the reliable $20s I know so well." Play the man. A lot more.

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Contrary opinion: Thinking way ahead, might be better if Memphis closes it out in 6. That means less rest before the 2nd round, but after we dispose of Memphis, it might mean more rest before the conference finals and we might need it more then ...

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