Warriors outlast Pistons; snatch Wiseman's moment away
There would be no vengeance in Detroit for Golden State's former #2 pick. And that's okay.
The Golden State Warriors knocked off the Detroit Pistons, 120-109 in Michigan in thrilling back-and-forth contest that was hanging in the balance until the Dubs had enough of the shenanigans.
The Warriors outscored Detroit 37-27 in the final period, moving to a 6-2 record on the season, and a stellar 5-1 on the road so far.
During the Golden Dynasty’s mighty reign, how many times has Dub Nation warily eyed the second game of a back-to-back against some bleh Eastern Conference team as a trap game?
After the Warriors crushed all known understandings of regular season basketball greatness in the 2015-2016 season, when they literally seemed to try to win every damn game, they have never treated the regular season as seriously since.
Hell they only won 11 road games last season and didn’t even seem that worried about it as they entered the playoffs.
In fact, sometimes they’ve seemed downright bored with the prospect of going from town to town during the doldrums of the 82-game calendar, as random jabronis pay jacked up ticket prices just for the chance to witness their home teams face golden greatness for three hours.
But other times? Oh those other times!!!! Times like last night, when those lackluster Pistons suddenly morphed into the worldbeaters that their biggest supporters always knew they could be.
And then there was James Wiseman! Well…yea about Mr. Wiseman. After sitting out all but one game this season, Wiseman got a season high 11 minutes against the Dubs. He shot 0-for-3 with 0 points, and 3 rebounds. There was a fascinating sequence in the first quarter where Wiseman was in the paint alone, ready to scarf up a rebound. And everybody in Dub Nation knows exactly what James Freakin’ Wiseman, #2 overall pick in the 2020 draft (the next David Robinson!) does when he gets a rebound and a head of steam!
Except he wasn’t exactly alone…another Warriors lottery pick Moses Moody somehow outjumped the 7-footer to snatch a monster rebound that seemed to shock even Wiseman himself. And Moody grabbed it with a Charles Barkleyian animosity, forcibly gobbling the possession back and then ducking towards the rim for a quick layup.
Please, click the link here to view it for yourself:
………HOW!? Should I be crediting Moody for being a grown man and playing opportunistically and bloodthirsty? Or should I be staring at Wiseman with a concerned squint, as though maybe the rumors are true that he’s not consistently able to put together his glorious array of athleticism and size into something that translates into meaningful NBA minutes?
My summer league buddy, basketball fanatic, and Detroit Pistons supporter Thom had this to say during the game:
Okay here’s another question: Do we take it for granted when Steph Curry goes berserk on a random November night against a mid Eastern Conference non-contender? 34 points on a thirsty 7-of-17 shooting performance from beyond the arc. Curry really took 17 three-point attempts, he truly has no conscience and has changed the game of roundball eternally.
And how about this Chris Paul fella who actually saved Golden State’s bacon down the stretch with one heady play after another.
The good Dr. Pandya, a friend of the HQ, is completely out of line for even suggesting CP3 get a statue outside of the house Steph, Klay, and Dray (and Loon) built….FOR NOW.
Anyways, shout out to the Detroit faithful for rooting their squad on against a dynasty.